Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson snagged one of three Metropolitan Water Reclamation District spots in Tuesday's primary. Patrick Daley Thompson scooped up 18 percent of the vote, helping to knock out... Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Debra Shore

Debra Shore

Debra Shore is running for re-election as Democratic Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .