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Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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By BJ Lutz and Marcus Riley

Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

The city's Commission on Landmarks voted in favor of the team's plan after a 3-hour meeting Thursday in which the team presented its expanded blueprint to renovate the baseball stadium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Cubs: No Work Until Rooftops Promise Not to Sue

"We must resolve once and for all the threat of litigation and the enforcement of existing rooftop ordinances and long term certainty over control of our outfield," read a Ricketts Family statement after the... 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 »

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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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Authors
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 .