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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Spoof Twitter Feed Targets Chicago's Top Cop

Spoof Twitter Feed Targets Chicago's Top Cop

A spoof Twitter feed popped up Monday focused on Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. The satiric McCarthy feed focuses on the top cop's no-nonsense, manly reputation which came into play during this... Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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By Lauren Petty

Mayor Thanks Commuters for NATO Patience

Mayor Thanks Commuters for NATO Patience

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to thank Chicagoans for their patience while world leaders were in town for the NATO Summit. Chicago closed roads, police lined Michigan Avenue, Metra put security restrictions in place... Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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By Andrew Greiner
      

Emanuel Proud of Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was largely out of the public eye during a weekend fraught with police and protesters clashes, addressed the media for the first time since the NATO summit began. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Occupy Bingo

Occupy Bingo

How many of these left-wing cliches can you spot at your next protest? Your Ward Room Blogger saw them all on Sunday. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Associated Press

Quinn Takes Advantage of NATO, Meets With Leaders

Quinn Takes Advantage of NATO, Meets With Leaders

Gov. Pat Quinn has met with about half a dozen heads of state during the NATO summit to build trade links for Illinois. It's been one of Quinn's goals. Last year, he traveled to China and Japan and is headed... Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rahm Emanuel Dines at the Field

Rahm Emanuel Dines at the Field

While his police force is out dealing with sometimes violent protesters at 22nd and Michigan Avenue, the mayor was hosting a dinner at the Field Museum for the International Security Assistance Force. Read »

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rahm, David Cameron Meet on City Hall Roof

Rahm, David Cameron Meet on City Hall Roof

Chicago's City Hall Roof top is known for its lush greenery. Former mayor Richard J. Daley, made green roofs a passion project of his tenure and had one installed at City Hall among other city buildings Read »

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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By Marcus Riley

PHOTOS: Protestors Target Rahm's Home

Hundreds march on Emanuel's Ravenswood home. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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By Dick Johnson

Protesters Met with NATO Officials

Protesters Met with NATO Officials

Private discussion held about parties' differing beliefs ahead of the NATO Summit, NBC Chicago has learned. Read »

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Rahm Emanuel's Long NATO Weekend

Rahm Emanuel's Long NATO Weekend

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in for a predictably long weekend as NATO diplomats continue to fly into O'Hare Airport for the weekend's summit. At first count, Emanuel had 15 major events planned for the weekend. 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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