Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Indiana Braces For Casino Revenue Loss

Indiana Braces For Casino Revenue Loss

New competition creating a fight for available gambling dollars. Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Gambling Bill Still on Table: Quinn

Gambling Bill Still on Table: Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn is going to allow legislators to press their luck one more time to pass a gambling bill that would put a Casino in Chicago. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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By Phil Rogers, Anthony Ponce
      

Gambling Bill's Sponsors: Quinn Played Us

Rep. Lou Lang working on votes to override veto. 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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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 .