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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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By Carol Marin, Don Moseley
      

Company's 2012 Parking Revenue Still Unknown

According to the 2008 contract between the City and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the amount people paid to park in 2012 has to be turned over to the city by April 30 of every year. A city spokeswoman says the... Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Former Daley Cabinet Official Dead at 56

Former Daley Cabinet Official Dead at 56

Norma Reyes, a longtime member of former Mayor Richard Daley's administration, died Monday at the age of 56. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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By Edward McClelland

In Chicago or Of Chicago?

In Chicago or Of Chicago?

A list of celebrities who embody Chicago vs. celebrities who use it as a platform to attain fame. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Daley Donates Campaign Cash To Charity

Daley Donates Campaign Cash To Charity

Former Mayor Richard Daley is donating more than a half-million dollars of leftover campaign cash to charity. Read »

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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By Edward McClelland

How Hard Is It To Defeat An Incumbent Mayor?

How Hard Is It To Defeat An Incumbent Mayor?

Not so hard, as long as he or she isn't a Daley. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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By Associated Press

Study: Rahm More Powerful Than Daley

Study: Rahm More Powerful Than Daley

A Chicago City Council famous for voting overwhelmingly in favor of policies supported by Mayor Richard Daley has been even more compliant when following the lead of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to a study. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Why Elites Don't Think CPS Is Important To City's Future

Opinion: Why Elites Don't Think CPS Is Important To City's Future

The people who run Chicago weren't educated in the public schools, and don't expect them to produce the global citizens who keep the city competitive. So why spend money there? Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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By Edward McClelland

LBJ Planned To Fly To Chicago To Seize 1968 Nomination

LBJ Planned To Fly To Chicago To Seize 1968 Nomination

After the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Lyndon Johnson plotted to snatch the nomination back from Hubert Humphrey -- with Richard J. Daley's assistance. Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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By Lauren Petty
      

Vanecko Police Files Went Missing, Reappeared

Police files related to the David Koschman case mysteriously disappeared and then suddenly turned up. Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Great Political Quotes Quiz

Name the source of these famous Chicago political quotes. 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.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .
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