Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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By Sara Burnett

Quinn Signs 'Puppy Lemon Law'

Quinn Signs 'Puppy Lemon Law'

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Saturday to protect consumers who buy a dog or cat and learn the animal is seriously ill. Read »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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By Sophia Tareen

House OKs Medicaid Expansion, 'Puppy Lemon' Law

House OKs Medicaid Expansion, 'Puppy Lemon' Law

Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state's most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded... Read »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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By Associated Press

State Senate Approves 'Puppy Lemon Law' Bill

The Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would protect consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and then find out that the animal is seriously ill. Lawmakers voted 31-18 Wednesday to send to the... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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By Associated Press

State Senate OKs "Puppy Lemon" Law

State Senate OKs

Consumers who buy a new dog or cat only to find out it has a serious disease or ailment would have a new form of recourse under an Illinois Senate proposal. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .