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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Daley Nephew Among Water Reclamation Winners

Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson snagged one of three Metropolitan Water Reclamation District spots in Tuesday's primary. Patrick Daley Thompson scooped up 18 percent of the vote, helping to knock out... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Why The Irish Are Our Overlords

Why The Irish Are Our Overlords

Patrick Daley Thompson is compensating for his English last name by using a shamrock as a campaign symbol. Why are the Irish so successful in politics, especially Chicago politics? Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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By Edward McClelland

The Third Mayor Daley?

The Third Mayor Daley?

Is the Daley family grooming MWRD candidate Patrick Daley Thompson for the mayor's office? Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Shawna Hendrix

Patrick Daley Thompson

Patrick Daley Thompson

Patrick Daley Thompson is running for Democratic Party Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Daley Nephew Running for Office

Daley Nephew Running for Office

Patrick Daley Thompson, 42, is ready to throw in his hat to fill a spot on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board that's soon to be vacated by President Terrence O'Brien, retiring after 34 years. 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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