Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Mayor Rahm Emanuel enlists help of Pelosi for fundraiser in hopes to regain House Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern, Rob Elgas

Obama Eyes McCormick Place for Election Night Event

The venue is a far different one from 2008, when an estimated 240,000 people poured into Grant Park for the the Election Night rally and subsequent celebration. Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Julie Bigham Eggers

Julie Bigham Eggers

Julie Eggers is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 116th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Jerry F. Costello II

Jerry F. Costello II

Costello is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 116th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Ryan Stookey

Ryan Stookey

Stookey is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 114th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Eddie Lee Jackson

Eddie Lee Jackson

Eddie Lee Jackson is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 114th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Melinda Hult

Melinda Hult

Melinda Hult is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 113th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 113th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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By Saba Hamid

John Bradley

John Bradley

John Bradley is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 117th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Christopher McCann

Christopher McCann

Christopher McCann is theRepublican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 117th 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 .