Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM
|
By Ward Room Staff

Learn Illinois' New Laws for 2014

As Illinoisans prepare to turn the calendar to 2014, they might also want to... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM
|
By Edward McClelland

150 New Laws Take Effect In 2013

150 New Laws Take Effect In 2013

While inaction on the severely underfunded state pension programs took most of the headlines in 2012, lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn adopted about 150 laws that take effect Jan. 1 and range from prohibiting the... Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:14 AM
|
By Marcus Riley

13 New Illinois Laws For 2013

New laws will affect how fast you drive, who can access your Facebook account and... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM
|
By Courtney Cox
      

Quinn Law Makes Cancer Treatment More Affordable

A new law requires insurance companies to provide coverage for both oral and intravenous chemotherapy treatments at a similar cost. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM
|
By Lisa Balde
      

Quinn Signs Cancer Bill

The new bill prevents insurance companies from dropping a cancer patient for participating in clinical trials. Read »

advertisement
About Ward Room
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.
Newsletters

Get Ward Room headlines sent to your inbox!

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.

See more Who We're Covering
Authors
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 .
advertisement