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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois Lawmakers to Take a Pay Cut

Illinois Lawmakers to Take a Pay Cut

Illinois lawmakers are going to take a pay cut starting next month. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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By Saba Hamid

John R. Lawson

John R. Lawson

John Lawson is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 56th District Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Michelle Mussman

Michelle Mussman

Michelle Mussman is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 56th District 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.
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