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Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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By Edward McClelland

A 2020 Olympic Bid For Chicago?

A 2020 Olympic Bid For Chicago?
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The U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee are finally getting along. But that doesn't solve the problems that sank Chicago's Olympic bid. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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By Sandra Torres

White Sox to Honor Mayor Daley

White Sox to Honor Mayor Daley
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The White Sox will host a "Mayor Daley Night" to honor Chicago's former mayor. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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By Edward McClelland

If Daley Were Oprah's Last Guest

If Daley Were Oprah's Last Guest
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Imagine how the audience would react if Oprah brought out former Mayor Richard M. Daley to end her show's 25-year run. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley to Announce U of C Appointment

Daley to Announce U of C Appointment

Daley to announce Tuesday morning his forthcoming appointment at the University of Chicago. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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By Edward McClelland

What Derrick Can Do For Rahm

What Derrick Can Do For Rahm

Michael Jordan helped Mayor Daley in his quest to make Chicago a global city. Derrick Rose can help Mayor Emanuel bring the city together. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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By Edward McClelland

What Richard J. Would Say About Daley

What Richard J. Would Say About Daley

What Richard J. Daley would think of his son's 22 years as mayor. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Daley Can Take $1.1 Million With Him

Thanks to a loophole in a 1998 campaign finance law, Mayor Daley can convert his campaign fund to personal use after leaving office. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Travel the Oprah Winfrey Way

Travel the Oprah Winfrey Way
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Daley names a street after Oprah Winfrey. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Council Lauds Daley For Service

Wednesday was Daley's final City Council meeting. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Daley To Be Honored For Military Academies

Daley To Be Honored For Military Academies

Soldier Field ceremony will honor Mayor Daley for building the nation's largest JROTC program. 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 .