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Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Friday, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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By Associated Press

Biden in Wisconsin: America Not in Decline

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that America is not in decline and that the Republican presidential ticket is in denial about the improving economy. Read »

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Who Won the Veep Debate?

Who Won the Veep Debate?

This one apparently went to the Democrat. An unscientific survey of NBC Chicago viewers gave Vice President Joe Biden a commanding lead over Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Emanuel, Biden To Watch Michelle Obama's Speech Together

Emanuel, Biden To Watch Michelle Obama's Speech Together

Last month, Rahm Emanuel shrugged off suggestions that Joe Biden should be replaced as VP on the Obama ticket. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Nixing Blago

Nixing Blago

Obama for America's bio of Sheila Nix, Vice President Joe Biden's new chief of staff, doesn't mention that she spent four years as Rod Blagojevich's deputy governor. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Biden Rallies to Bolster Quinn's Campaign

Biden Rallies to Bolster Quinn's Campaign

The national movement to help Illinois Dems continues. Read »

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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By Steve Bryant

Joe and Behold: Biden to Stump for Giannoulias

Joe and Behold: Biden to Stump for Giannoulias
Getty Images

Strongest show of support yet for Senate candidate. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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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 .