Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Adam Kinzinger, Rising Republican Superhero

Adam Kinzinger, Rising Republican Superhero

A profile in The Weekly Standard portrays the young Republican as a man of action. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Adam Kinzinger Pulls Ahead of Don Manzullo

Adam Kinzinger Pulls Ahead of Don Manzullo

In 2010, Republican Adam Kinzinger knocked off incumbent Deborah Halvorson in the 11th congressional district. In 2012, he had to take on another incumbent in Republican Don Manzullo -- this time in the primary.... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 16th Congressional District. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Don Manzullo

Don Manzullo

Don Manzullo is running for the Republican Party Candidate for the 16th Congressional District. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

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

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, made a name for himself by taking on the unions in Wisconsin, eliminating their collective bargaining power, and then surviving a recall election that sprang from that...

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.

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?

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Authors
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 .