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Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Daley Announces Educational, Business Deals with China

Mayor named co-chair of president's "100,000 Strong" educational program. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Daley Heading to China Next Week

Daley Heading to China Next Week

Outgoing mayor continuing quest to attract Chinese business, lay groundwork for smooth transition to next administration. Read »

Friday, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Why Daley and Hu Get Along So Well

Why Daley and Hu Get Along So Well

From cronyism to autocratic rule to paunchy, venerated leaders who died in 1976, the similarities are astounding! Read »

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Chinese President to Visit Chicago

Chinese President to Visit Chicago

Hu Jintao will be in town for two days next week. 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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