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Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

ATU Local 308 Announces Endorsements

ATU Local 308 Announces Endorsements

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 (ATU Local 308) announced their endorsements Sunday for the 2012 Elections. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Emanuel Unveils CTA's Grand Station Makeover

Emanuel Unveils CTA's Grand Station Makeover

On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel officially reopened the CTA Grand station that underwent full construction of its station and platform. Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Quinn: Universal Transit Fare Cards by 2015

Gov. Pat Quinn says a new law requiring universal fare cards will transform mass transit in the Chicago area. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Rahm Releases Transition Report

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel released a transition report Tuesday that details how he plans to spend his first 100 days in office. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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By Lisa Balde

New Details on Rahm Inauguration Events

New Details on Rahm Inauguration Events
AP

An inauguration invitation sent this week mentions a concert, reception and dinner as part of the festivities. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Who Wants to Work for Rahm?

Who Wants to Work for Rahm?

New transition web site encourages user interaction, seeks resumes. Read »

Monday, Mar 7, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Emanuel Announces Transition Teams

Emanuel Announces Transition Teams
Getty Images

Mayor-elect Emanuel announced the members of his Government Reinvention and Education Committees. Read »

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Emanuel Picks Transition Team

Emanuel Picks Transition Team
NBCChicago.com

The mayor-elect aims for diversity, expertise for his next phase. Read »

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Here's a Poll Question: Why Not Extend the Red Line?

Here's a Poll Question: Why Not Extend the Red Line?
Getty Images

A new poll by the Amalgamated Transit Union shows Chicagoans want better CTA service. No surprise. But we should be asking for more, too -- a Red Line extension to 130th Street. 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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