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Ald. Walter Burnett

Cabrini-Green Demolition

Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing Replaced

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to introduce a five-year housing plan to the City Council on Wednesday, some aldermen and housing activists were urging the administration to halt what they see as a loss of public housing in Chicago.

01/15/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital Signs

Alderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.

07/23/2013

City Hall

Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.

06/26/2013

Home Foreclosure (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After Foreclosures

Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White helped organize his 48th annual holiday food giveaway, distributing hams and turkeys to the elderly and families in need. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White Helps Distribute Holiday Food To Needy, Elderly

It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

National Hellenic Museum Ribbon-Cutting

National Hellenic Museum Unveils Striking New Home

The National Hellenic Museum has a new place and new space that will be unveiled this weekend in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Election Shows Chicagoans Want Change

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that voters in Tuesday’s election sent the same message as when he was elected mayor in February: Chicagoans are demanding change.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th)

Burnett Steps Down As Black Caucus Chairman

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Black Caucus.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesse White Tumblers Seek Permanent Home

The Jesse White Tumbling Team has big hopes in their quest for a permanent practice facility.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011