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Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Early Voting Polls Closed With Record Number of Voters

Early Voting Polls Closed With Record Number of Voters

Voters in Cook County continue to break records for early voting, even if it's last minute early voting. Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark, Mary Ann Ahern

Early Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers on Friday

Early Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers on Friday

Election Day is still over a week away, but that did not stop Chicagoans from turning out in record numbers to vote on Friday. Read »

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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By Emily Florez

Early Voters Set Record in Cook County

Early Voters Set Record in Cook County

More than 13,500 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, the first day of early voting throughout Illinois, setting a new record for the first day, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced. Read »

About Ward Room
NBC Chicago's award winning politics blog takes a critical look at Illinois' top influence-peddlers, using a mix of news and commentary designed to keep this state's notoriously corruptible politicians honest and accountable.
Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.
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 was the President of the United States. But at heart, Barack Obama is a Chicago politician.
Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.
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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 .