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Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Rev. Jackson Mostly Mum on Son's Exhaustion

The father of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remained mostly mum Tuesday about his son's treatment for an ailment that staffers have so far called exhaustion. When asked exactly what's wrong with the congressman,... Read »

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Rev. Jackson Plans to Protest During NATO Visit

Rev. Jackson Plans to Protest During NATO Visit

Jackson compared the planned march to those during the war in Vietnam. He said the main issue is the same, spending millions of dollars and losing lives on war at the expense of funding for education and health... Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to make an election-related announcement Saturday during her stay in Chicago. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

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

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, made a name for himself by taking on the unions in Wisconsin, eliminating their collective bargaining power, and then surviving a recall election that sprang from that...

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.

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?

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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 .