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Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Quinn May Poach Moore from Rahm's Council

Quinn May Poach Moore from Rahm's Council

Word on the street, 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore may be leaving the City Council. Governor Pat Quinn is considering naming Moore to head the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, sources say. Moore,... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Know Your Alderman

Know Your Alderman
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Howard Brookins Jr. says aldermen are the "face of all government." Why they're the only politicians some Chicagoans have heard of. Read »

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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By Edward McClelland

An Electorate of One

An Electorate of One

Allowing the mayor of Chicago to appoint aldermen has helped facilitate Daley's one-man rule. It's time to return to special elections. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Hire More Cops, Tax LaSalle Street, Re-do the Parking Deal

Hire More Cops, Tax LaSalle Street, Re-do the Parking Deal

Ricardo Munoz and two fellow progressive aldermen can't get a quorum. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

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

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, made a name for himself by taking on the unions in Wisconsin, eliminating their collective bargaining power, and then surviving a recall election that sprang from that...

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.

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?

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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 .