Ald. Edward Burke

City Council Chambers

City Council Praises NATO Summit, Honors Police

Chicago aldermen at a City Council meeting Wednesday added their voices to the chorus singing praises of the NATO Summit and everyone connected with it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Music Students

Students From Chicago, Kabul Exchange Music Ahead Of NATO Summit

As part of the activities leading up to the NATO Summit next month, some Chicago high school students traded performances and questions with music students from Afghanistan in a live, electronic hook-up.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2012

Maggie Daley discusses her breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie Daley

Two months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library Hours

The union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up Raises

Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

City Ban On Synthetic Pot Starts Wednesday, Statewide Ban Starts Jan. 1

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in Chicago. A statewide ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2012.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Council Panel OKs Nearly $4M In Settlements Over Police Lawsuits

The City Council’s Finance Committee has approved millions of dollars in settlements of lawsuits stemming from deaths of people who were being held in police lockups and other alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Mayor Emanuel addresses reporters Friday in Chicago. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Plan Advances

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget has cleared a significant hurdle on its way to an expected full City Council approval next week.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke Seeks Cab Fare Surcharge To Boost Revenues

Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget Plan

City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke’s Daughter Appointed To $117,000 State Post

The daughter of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been appointed to a state post.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Daley’s Security Detail To Stay For Now

Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail is not being reduced for now, but he indicated it would be soon.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Security Details For Burke, Other City Officials To Be Reduced Or Eliminated

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced plans to reduce or eliminate city-funded security for city officials, including powerful Ald. Ed Burke, the Sun-Times is reporting.

07/08/2011

Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel To Deal With Burke Police Detail Later

Mayor Emanuel says he’ll deal with Ald. Edward Burke’s police detail–when it’s time.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Adler Planetarium

Admission Fees To Go Up At Adler Planetarium

Admission fees at the Adler Planetarium are set to go up, now that powerful Ald. Edward Burke (14th) has dropped his opposition to an increase.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Burke Security Detail

Review Underway For Public Officials’ Police Security Details

Facing a huge budget crunch, can Chicago still afford $3 million a year for politicians’ bodyguards?

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Emanuel Security Detail

Police Security Details Costing Taxpayers $3 Million A Year

Chicago has been hit with mob attacks in the downtown area, daily gun violence and a shortage of uniformed police officers to deal with it all, but some officers are protecting politicians rather than the public.

CBS 2–06/23/2011

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Security Details Make For Sticky Situation In Redeployment Effort

The search continues for able-bodied Chicago police officers to redeploy from desk jobs and other special duty to beat patrols, but some officers may prove to be more difficult to redeploy than others.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Casino Gambling

Burke Wants Chicago Casino ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

The Chicago City Council’s powerful Finance Committee chairman is watching the debate in Springfield over expansions of casino gambling with great interest.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011

Ald. Patrick O'Connor

Ald. Pat O’Connor’s Star Rising In City Council

Ald. Patrick O’Connor (40th), who is close to new Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be a key player as the City Council reorganization moves forward.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

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