Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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By Edward McClelland

So No Chicagoan Goes Hungry

So No Chicagoan Goes Hungry

Miguel del Valle visits a Rogers Park food pantry, where he promises "to ensure that no Chicagoan goes hungry." Read »

Thursday, Nov 25, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Does Miguel del Valle Watch Community?

Does Miguel del Valle Watch Community?
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The mayoral candidate has a plan to make it easier for students to make the jump from a community college to a four-year college. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Miguel del Valle Q&A

Miguel del Valle Q&A

How will Mayor Daley's running mate be different from Mayor Daley? Read »

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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By Steve Bryant, Edward McClelland

Del Valle's Ad Gets the Dates Wrong

First open seat in 63 years, Del Valle. Not 67. Read »

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Who We're Covering
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.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

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

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?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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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 .