Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers
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 »

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.

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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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 .