Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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By Jeff Goldblatt
      

Emanuel Proposes New Plan for Wrigley: Report

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly is looking for new ways to renovate Wrigley Field without making fans foot the bill. Local reports say Emanuel is proposing a new renovation plan that would relax the landmark... Read »

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Quinn: No Cash for Wrigley Renovation

Quinn: No Cash for Wrigley Renovation

"I don't think that's in the cards at all," governor says on morning radio program. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Rahm, Cubs Closer to Wrigley Rehab Deal

Talks with the city of Chicago and the Cubs about a renovation of Wrigley Field are moving forward, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. "We've had good conversations, we're in kind of the final stages of that,"... Read »

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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By Al Romero
      

Rahm Won't Change Stance on Cubs' Help

It looks like not even Theo Epstein can change Mayor Rahm Emanuel's mind about kicking in taxpayer cash to the help the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. Not his perceived baseball wizardry, nor his Jewish... Read »

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Who We're Covering
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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