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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.

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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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
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 .
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