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Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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By Associated Press

Indiana Governor Seeks Vote On Gay Marriage

Indiana Governor Seeks Vote On Gay Marriage

Republican Gov. Mike Pence says the debate over whether to amend Indiana's constitution to ban gay marriage should be decided "once and for all" this year. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Opinion: Too Many Unanswered Questions About Illiana Expressway

Opinion: Too Many Unanswered Questions About Illiana Expressway

It’s difficult to understand politicians lining up for a project that is unproven at best and disastrous at worst. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Knock, Knock! Hoosier? Not Your Benefits!

Knock, Knock! Hoosier? Not Your Benefits!

Modern Drop Forge isn't moving to Indiana because Gov. Pat Quinn raised taxes. It's moving there because Indiana is a less worker-friendly state. 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 .