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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Illinois Primary: More Winners and Losers

Illinois Primary: More Winners and Losers

Ward Room counts Rep. Joe Walsh as both a winner and a loser. Who else made our list? Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins is running for reelection for the Democratic Party Candidate for the 5th District State Senator. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

White Stands Firm on Criticism of Senator

White Stands Firm on Criticism of Senator

Secretary of State Jesse White says he has no intention of apologizing to State Sen. Annazette Collins, whom he once supported, and has thrown his support behind her challenger in the upcoming election, a woman... Read »

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