Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Quinn to Make Good on Bears-Packers Bet

Quinn to Make Good on Bears-Packers Bet

Quinn told reporters during an unrelated news conference Monday that he'd pay up before the new season. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Cheesehead Accuses Quinn of Welshing on Bet

Cheesehead Accuses Quinn of Welshing on Bet

A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist is getting impatient to see Gov. Quinn make good on his Bears-Packers bet. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Hardball at the Wisconsin-Illinois Border

Hardball at the Wisconsin-Illinois Border
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Wisconsin Democrats offered to meet their governor at the state border. He said no. Read »

Monday, Mar 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Why Wisconsin Dems Should Go Home

Why Wisconsin Dems Should Go Home

Take the beating, regroup, fight back. Read »

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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By Snow Anderson

Wis. Unrest Postpones Quinn's Bears Bet Visit

Wis. Unrest Postpones Quinn's Bears Bet Visit

Gov. Quinn waits to pay off his football bet with Scott Walker as protests persist. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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By Hannah Chanpong

Quinn Makes Bears Bet with Wisconsin Governor

Quinn Makes Bears Bet with Wisconsin Governor

Gov. Quinn announced a wager with Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Sunday's game. Read »

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Who We're Covering
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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