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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: In Some Utah Precincts, Obama Received No Votes

Opinion: In Some Utah Precincts, Obama Received No Votes

Sixteen Utah counties gave Romney a bigger margin of victory than Obama received in Chicago. He's as popular among Mormons there as Obama is among blacks here. Go figure. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Chicago Stage Set for Election Night

Chicago Stage Set for Election Night

Team Obama changes Election Night procedure from 2008, city sets up space for election results watching. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Obama Hints at Election Night Event in Chicago

Obama Hints at Election Night Event in Chicago

Four years after an estimated 240,000 people poured into Grant Park for an Election Night rally, it remains mostly unclear what President Barack Obama has in store for Chicago on Nov. 6. After unveiling... 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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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 .