Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

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    Welcome to NBCChicago's political blog, Ward Room.

    At its oily, pistoning machine core, Chicago's levers are pulled by political personalities -- hardscrabble aldermen grasping for favors and influence; crisp-collared, would-be senators criss-crossing the state and the airwaves; an accidental statesman cavorting around Springfield; and, hunkered in his windowless Woodshed on five, a grim-lipped authoritarian making it all run as smoothly as possible.

    Chicago doesn't lack for characters. We'll cover them here.