Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Quinn Signs 'Rocky's Law' for Student Athletes

A new law says Illinois schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Candidate, former pro football player supporting Robin Kelly. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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By mary ann ahern

Napoleon Harris Running For JJJ's Seat

Recently-elected state senator eyes 2nd Congressional District seat. Read »

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NBC Chicago's award winning politics blog takes a critical look at Illinois' top influence-peddlers, using a mix of news and commentary designed to keep this state's notoriously corruptible politicians honest and accountable.
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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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Authors
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 .