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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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By Associated Press
      

Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe

Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe's immigration laws. Read »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:29 AM
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By Gillian Gotora, The Associated Press

Ex-Rep. Reynolds Ordered Deported from Zimbabwe

Ex-Rep. Reynolds Ordered Deported from Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:45 AM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Ex-Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

The Illinois Democrat served in the U.S. House from 1993 to 1995 but resigned after he was convicted of having sexual relations with an underage campaign worker. Read »

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern
      

Reynolds Wants Votes, But Didn't Vote This Year

Mel Reynolds wants voters in the 2nd Congressional District to cast their ballots for him in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern
      

Convicted Former Rep. Reynolds Will Run

Disgraced former Congressman seeks to regain old seat. Read »

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Why Illinois Governors Get In Trouble Over Money, Not Sex

While disgraced governors in other states are visiting hookers and mistresses, Illinois governors only lust after money. Read »

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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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