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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Bill Daley Comments on Vanecko Indictment

Bill Daley Comments on Vanecko Indictment

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley says his nephew is "basically a good kid," and said the death for which he's been charged is a "tragedy." Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Richard Daley Looks Back on Wife's Death

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley knows it'll soon be a year since his wife passed away from breast cancer but said he still looks to her as a source of strength. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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By Edward McClelland

"Busted City" Relives Washington's Election

The new play "Busted City" takes place in a Chicago tavern during the week Harold Washington won the Democratic primary for mayor. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Daley Sells South Loop Home: Report

Daley Sells South Loop Home: Report

Daley sold the home to his daughter, Nora, in September, according to Daley spokeswoman Jackie Heard. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Downtown Gained People in 2000s, While Rest of City Lost

Downtown Gained People in 2000s, While Rest of City Lost

Downtown Chicago added more residents than any other city center in the 2000s, even as the rest of the city lost people. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Gary Mayor Asks Daley For Advice

Opinion: Gary Mayor Asks Daley For Advice

The best advice former Mayor Richard M. Daley can give Gary: get rid of U.S. Steel Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Daley: Chicago Should Have Second NFL Team

Former mayor says city should build a second, bigger stadium. Read »

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

Report: Daley Denies Knowlege of Police Torture

Report: Daley Denies Knowlege of Police Torture

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley continues to keep his lawyers busy in the ongoing legal battle over allegations of police torture. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Grading the Ward Room 9

Grading the Ward Room 9

From an A to an F to an incomplete, how they did in 2011. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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By Robert Rodriguez
      

White Sox Honor Former Mayor Daley

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley was in attendance with his brother, former Mayor Richard M. Daley. 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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