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Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Quinn Asks for Federal Aid for 15 Counties

Quinn Asks for Federal Aid for 15 Counties

The request includes Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties. If granted, it would allow people and... Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Rahm, Obama Slow Out of the Gate with Tornado Responses

Rahm, Obama Slow Out of the Gate with Tornado Responses

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared seven Illinois counties as disaster areas after massive storms killed six people. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Quinn: 13 Counties Are Disaster Areas

Quinn: 13 Counties Are Disaster Areas

The designations aim to make it easier for state resources to help hard-hit communities. 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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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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