Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Task Force Recommends Site for George Lucas Museum

A task force charged by Mayor Rahm Emanuel with finding a potential location for a George Lucas museum has recommended parking lots just south of Soldier Field. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Gov. Quinn Opposes Soldier Field Expansion

Gov. Quinn Opposes Soldier Field Expansion

Dreams of Chicago hosting a Super Bowl are getting bleaker by the day. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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By MaryAnn Ahern

Rahm Says Soldier Field Expansion Needs to 'Make Sense'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cautioning people not to get ahead of themselves when it comes to the expansion of Soldier Field. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Rahm Explores Adding 5,000 Seats to Soldier Field

Rahm Explores Adding 5,000 Seats to Soldier Field

Snagging a ticket to a Bears game could get a little easier in the future. Read »

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Rahm Wants Super Bowl In Chicago

Rahm Emanuel and Roger Goodell discussed the possibility of bringing the Super Bowl to Soldier Field. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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By Allison Preston

Special Olympics Kicks Off At Soldier Field

Special Olympics Kicks Off At Soldier Field

The 44th Special Olympic Spring Games kicked off Tuesday at Soldier Field with more than 3,000 athletes competing. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Soldier Field Name Game

Soldier Field Name Game

Bears' stadium won't be renamed under a new mayor. 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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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 .