Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

News From Social Media Shows Red and Blue Divide

News From Social Media Shows Red and Blue Divide

Democrats prefer news on Twitter and Google Plus, while Republicans lean more towards Facebook and LinkedIn. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Law Puts Employers on "Limited Profile"

Law Puts Employers on

Employers to be prohibited from asking for passwords to social networking sites. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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By Michael Kaplan

Rahm Checks In on Foursquare

Rahm Checks In on Foursquare

With the creation of the Windy City Badge, Chicago becomes the first city with its own badge on Foursquare. Read »

Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Where's Rahm? Who Cares?

Where's Rahm? Who Cares?
Getty Images

Rahm Emanuel bends the line between campaigning and governing with interactive photo feature. Read »

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NBC Chicago's award winning politics blog takes a critical look at Illinois' top influence-peddlers, using a mix of news and commentary designed to keep this state's notoriously corruptible politicians honest and accountable.
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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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Authors
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 .