Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM
|
By Associated Press

Farrakhan Speech to Touch on Tough Economic Times

Farrakhan Speech to Touch on Tough Economic Times

Thousands of Nation of Islam followers have gathered to hear a speech by Minister Louis Farrakhan near downtown Chicago. Read »

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM
|
By Alexandria Fisher

Teens Talk to Rahm About Solutions to Violence

Teens Talk to Rahm About Solutions to Violence

More than 500 teens are expected to submit their proposals and brainstorm with Chicago officials Saturday afternoon, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM
|
By Alexandria Fisher

Obama Heads to Chicago to Address Economy, Gun Violence

Obama Heads to Chicago to Address Economy, Gun Violence

President Barack Obama will travel to Chicago Friday to talk about strengthening the U.S. economy as well as city gun violence. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:26 PM
|
By Mary Ann Ahern
      

Emanuel Preferred Second Inaugural to First

Four years ago, Emanuel was the new White House Chief of Staff with a lot on his plate. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Obama Plans to Hoop it Up on Election Day

Obama Plans to Hoop it Up on Election Day

President relies on Election Day good luck charm. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:26 AM
|
By Marcus Riley

President in Chicago for Election Day

President in Chicago for Election Day

President Barack Obama arrived back in Chicago early Tuesday in advance of his Election Night event at McCormick Place. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM
|
By Marcus Riley
      

Obama Impersonator Seeks 4 More Years

Reggie Brown's thriving career could be curtailed by a Romney victory. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM
|
By Ward Room Staff

Obama Stops at Chicago Campaign Field Office

Obama Stops at Chicago Campaign Field Office

President Barack Obama's brief, history-making visit to Chicago on Thursday included a pep talk to volunteers during a stop at a Hyde Park field office for his 2012 campaign. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM
|
By Marcus Riley

DJs Stepping Up for Obama

DJs Stepping Up for Obama

President's Chicago headquarters unveil new campaign initiative. Read »

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
|
By Edward McClelland

How The Affordable Health Care Act Began In Illinois

How The Affordable Health Care Act Began In Illinois

Expanding access to health care has been the most important cause of Barack Obama's political career. He began his campaign when he was an Illinois state senator. 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