Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Are Cook County Democrats Victims of Their Own Success?

The ticket led by Toni Preckwinkle and Joe Berrios isn't attracting the party's usual universal support. Read »

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Won't Challenging Cohen and Claypool's Petitions Just Make Them More Attractive...

Why going after Cohen is coming sense, but going after Claypool may be more trouble than it's worth. Read »

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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By WARD ROOM STAFF

Tax Fight: Berrios Vs. Houlihan

Tax Fight: Berrios Vs. Houlihan
Jack Higgins

Scintillating rhetoric from professional pencil pushers. 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 .