05/13/2012 11:35 am ET

Chicago Power Moms: 10 Women Who Run This City While Raising A Family (PHOTOS)

Being a mother is surely a full-time job; for many women it's their only one. But many high-powered, motivated career women across Chicago and Illinois somehow manage to raise a family while they help run things inside of Chicago, and beyond.

We rounded up some of the biggest newsmakers living and working in, or originating from, the Chicago area--all of whom have children we hope are celebrating them on Mother's Day Sunday.

Every mom, in her own way, qualifies to make our Power Mom list. But these ten movers and shakers have attained levels of success that would challenge even the childless, all while serving double duty between work and home.

Check out our picks for Chicago's Power Moms, and tell us who you'd nominate in the comments.

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