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Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

The Alley Owner Eyes Aldermanic Bid

The Alley Owner Eyes Aldermanic Bid

For residents of the 44th Ward, it looks like the 2015 election cycle has already begun. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Chicago Alderman To Offer Self-Defense Workshop

Chicago Alderman To Offer Self-Defense Workshop

A Chicago alderman is offering help for people who want to feel safer in their neighborhood. Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) put together a free self-defense and safety class to provide "relevant tools for many types of... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Alderman Demands Changes to Wrigley Renovation Plan

Alderman Demands Changes to Wrigley Renovation Plan

The north side alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon said he can't get behind a proposed $500 million facelift to the park unless a few big demands are met. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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By Anthony Ponce & Mary Ann Ahern
      

Alderman Challenges Wrigley Field Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to renovate the area around Wrigley Field is getting a lukewarm reception from one alderman. Ald. Tom Tunney wrote a letter to residents this week, telling them no agreement has been... Read »

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Walmart Frightens Lake View

Walmart Frightens Lake View
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Does anyone doubt that Walmart wanted to be on the North Side all along? Read »

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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By Edward McClelland

A North Side Mayor, From the South Side

A North Side Mayor, From the South Side
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A long overdue power shift may be coming to Chicago. Here's how. Read »

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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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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
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 .
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