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Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Candidate, former pro football player supporting Robin Kelly. Read »

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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By Edward McClelland
      

Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is passing over former staffer Robin Kelly to endorse state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the 2nd Congressional District special election. Read »

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Kelly, Hutchinson Spar on Gun Control

Kelly, Hutchinson Spar on Gun Control

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson calls Robin Kelly a hypocrite for attacking her record on guns. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Robin Kelly Releases Gun Control Video

Robin Kelly Releases Gun Control Video

The 2nd Congressional District candidate has a five-point plan for reducing gun violence. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Preckwinkle Aide Resigns to Focus on Congressional Bid

Preckwinkle Aide Resigns to Focus on Congressional Bid

Robin Kelly seeks Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacated seat. Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Robin Kelly Announces Bid for JJJ's Old Seat

Robin Kelly Announces Bid for JJJ's Old Seat

The list of candidates running in the race to fill former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat grew again on Sunday. 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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