Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, May 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Who Scott Lee Cohen Will Steal Votes From: A Bettor's Guide

Who Scott Lee Cohen Will Steal Votes From: A Bettor's Guide
Maria Ruiz

Will Cohen spoil things for the spoilers? Read »

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Cohen Behold

Amid a smattering of applause, Scott Lee Cohen announces run for governor. Read »

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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By WARD ROOM STAFF

Cohen Announces for Governor

Cohen Announces for Governor
AP

The former Lt. Governor jumps to the big race. Read »

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Cohen to Announce Monday, Doesn't Want to Appear "Foolish"

Cohen to Announce Monday, Doesn't Want to Appear "Foolish"
AP

Will reveal whether he's really running. Read »

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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By WARD ROOM STAFF

Cohen for the Top

Cohen for the Top
AP

Reps confirm: Scott Lee Cohen's running for governor. Read »

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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By Edward McClelland

The Online Dating Guide to Governing Illinois

The Online Dating Guide to Governing Illinois

Scott Lee Cohen's still mad about his Quinn breakup. Time to get even? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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By WARD ROOM STAFF

Cohen ... Cohen ... Not Gone?

Cohen ... Cohen ... Not Gone?
Getty Images

Scott Lee Cohen is dropping hints about an indy run for Gov. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Pat Quinn Sidekick Profile: Jasper St. Angel

Pat Quinn Sidekick Profile: Jasper St. Angel

He's got a rock star name! He's from Cheap Trick's hometown! That hometown is broke! So yes, Pat Quinn, he knows from finance. 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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