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Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

City's E-Cig Limits Take Effect

Ordinance passed in January treat e-cig use just like other tobacco products under the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Rahm Awarded for Efforts to Curb Youth Smoking

Rahm Awarded for Efforts to Curb Youth Smoking

Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have lost a battle with the Chicago City Council over a ban on electronic cigarettes, but his fight for curb youth smoking isn’t going unnoticed. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

City Council Snuffs Out Rahm's E-Cig Ban

City Council Snuffs Out Rahm's E-Cig Ban

Chicagoans will be able to continue using electronic cigarettes in public places after some suprise opposition on the City Council Monday. Read »

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Users of electronic cigarettes could soon find themselves subject to Chicago's smoking ban. 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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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 .