Chicago Politicians: Political People From Chicago, Illinois
There's a reason Chicago is called "The Windy City", and it isn't because of the wind coming in off Lake Michigan - the real origins of the term refer to the "wind" coming out of the mouths of Chicago politicians! Love them or hate them, Chicago's political leaders have been influential not only within the city and state, but throughout the history of the country. And, of course, now Chicago's most famous political leader is the President! So let's read on to learn more about Chicago's elected officials.
The Man With The Plan - Rahm Emanuel
If there's one Chicago politician who has more influence with the President than anyone else right now, it's Rahm Emanuel. His views and plans are no secret, however - he wrote about about them that came out this year, just before President Obama was sworn into office. If you want a behind the scenes look at what Rahm and his team have in store for the Obama presidency, read this book!
The Governor Speaks
After his impeachment and removal from office, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich now has his turn. Hear his side of the story, straight from the horse's mouth, in his brand new book.
Illinois' Most Famous State Lawmaker
Before Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, he was a state legislator in Illinois. Learn more about the early years that shaped this remarkable man's future in politics.