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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.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

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.

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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
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 .
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