Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Opinion: Reaction to Chicago Violence Isn’t ‘Hysteria’

Opinion: Reaction to Chicago Violence Isn’t ‘Hysteria’

Two small details in recent NBC Chicago stories on violence in Chicago paint a picture of how Chicago’s ongoing crime problem is viewed differently depending on what side of City Hall you're on. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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By Alise Blunk, BJ Lutz

Policing Program Heads to CPS High Schools

Policing Program Heads to CPS High Schools

CompStat method will have principals, police holding weekly meetings to discuss crime-fighting strategies. Read »

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Who We're Covering
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.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

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?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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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 .