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Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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By Haley BeMiller

Syrian Group Alters Links on Obama Social Media

Syrian Group Alters Links on Obama Social Media

The president's social media accounts were not hacked despite initial reports. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Illinois Lawmakers' Positions On Syria

Which way are the state's US Senators and Representatives leaning on the issue of... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Kinzinger, Feeling Snubbed, Gets White House Phone Call

Kinzinger, Feeling Snubbed, Gets White House Phone Call

Adam Kinzinger says he isn't getting any love from the White House. While Illinois' delegation remains relatively split on military action in Syria, the Republican congressman vocally has said he agrees with... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM
Rep. Schakowsky Unsure On Syria Vote

Rep. Schakowsky Unsure On Syria Vote

Rep. Jan Schakowsky needs more answers before she can commit to a strike on Syria. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Durbin, Kirk Support Syrian Action, Schakowsky Unsure

Schakowsky wants more information about the scope and the duration of an attack. Read »

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Durbin Cancels Meeting, Heads to D.C. for Syria Debate

Durbin Cancels Meeting, Heads to D.C. for Syria Debate

The No. 2 Senate Democrat was among the 15 members of Congress briefed last week in a call on the situation. Read »

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Durbin 'Against Boots on the Ground' in Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday United States involvement in Syria needs to be “carefully thought out” in order to avoid another war. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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By Associated Press

Tammy Duckworth Opposes Syria Strike

Tammy Duckworth Opposes Syria Strike

U.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and urged Middle East nations to find a resolution to the crisis. Read »

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Kirk Calls for Missile Strike on Syria

Kirk Calls for Missile Strike on Syria

Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians. 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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