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Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Mayor: City Employees Must Use CTA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't been quiet about his use of public transit, and he wants city employees to get comfortable using it too. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern
      

When Rahm's Temper Made a Comeback

The Mayor didn't appreciate this reporter's question about school choices all that much, and he let me know. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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By Courtney Cox

Jean-Claude Brizard

Jean-Claude Brizard

Profile of the new Chicago Public Schools CEO. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Mary Ann Ahern
      

Brizard Jumps Into Budget Mess

Cuts to school budgets seem to be made without rhyme or reason, official says. 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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