Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Dwight D. Kay

Dwight D. Kay

Dwight Kay is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 112th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Marleen Suarez

Marleen Suarez

Marleen Suarez is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 112th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 111th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Daniel V. Beiser

Daniel V. Beiser

Beiser is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 111th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Charles E. Meier

Charles E. Meier

Charles Meier is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 108th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Daniel D. Polites

Daniel D. Polites

Polites is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 108th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Chad D. Hays

Chad D. Hays

Hays is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 104th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Michael Langendorf

Michael Langendorf

Langendorf is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 104th District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Robert A. Meister

Robert A. Meister

Meister is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 103rd District Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Naomi D. Jakobsson

Naomi D. Jakobsson

Jakobsson is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 103rd 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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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
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