Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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By John O'connor

AG Gets Second Gun Delay; Speaker Wants Bill OK'd

AG Gets Second Gun Delay; Speaker Wants Bill OK'd

The U.S. Supreme Court granted an extension Tuesday for Illinois's attorney general to decide whether to appeal a court order permitting the state's gun owners to carry concealed firearms. Read »

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Just How Chicago is New York's Elena Kagan?

Just How Chicago is New York's Elena Kagan?

The SCOTUS nominee epitomizes Hyde Park, for better or worse. 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 .