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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Brown Beats Muñoz for Court Clerk

"Lies and insults don't work. Today, voters are smarter than that. Today, you the voter's lined-up on the right side, the Dorothy Brown side and I won't let you down." Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Brown, Muñoz Play The Dozens

Brown, Muñoz Play The Dozens

The Circuit Court Clerk candidates spent most of a WTTW debate dogging each other about moral, ethical and political shortcomings. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Ricardo Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz is running in the Democratic primary race for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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By Carol Marin and Don Moseley
      

Clerk's Race Turns Nasty

Incumbent Dorothy Brown is being challenged by Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd) and the barbs are turning nasty. The issue drawing the biggest attention is the office’s efforts to implement electronic filing for... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Alderman: Don't Block Social Media During Summits

Alderman: Don't Block Social Media During Summits

A Chicago alderman wants to make sure the city doesn't look more like Egypt later this spring when leaders from around the world visit for a pair of international summits. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Muñoz Will Seek Rahm's Support

Muñoz Will Seek Rahm's Support

The alderman will "court" the mayor for his support, despite endorsing an opponent during the election. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Mendoza and Muñoz Square Off on Little Pawn Shops

Mendoza and Muñoz Square Off on Little Pawn Shops

Ald. Ricardo Muñoz is miffed that City Clerk Susana Mendoza is trying to block a new pawn shop in Little Village. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Muñoz to Seek Non-Aldermanic Post Next Year

Muñoz to Seek Non-Aldermanic Post Next Year

Independent alderman plans on challenging incumbent Dorothy Brown for her seat as the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. 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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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.
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