Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Phil Rogers

Rod Blagojevich Is Bad for the Resume

Rod Blagojevich Is Bad for the Resume

The Obama administration has announced that former Illinois Democratic Party stalwart Sheila Nix has taken the job of Chief of Staff for Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. But her time as a... Read »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Jill Biden Goes Lingerie Shopping in Chicago

Jill Biden Goes Lingerie Shopping in Chicago

VP's wife spotted at Michigan Avenue's La Perla. 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 .