Ed Burke

A mother holds her baby as she enters a nursing room at a local department store in Taipei on December 30, 2009.  Taiwan is to protect the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public with hefty fines for those who try to stop them, as part of a campaign to promote the practice, officials said on December 30.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At Airports

The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.


Chicago Police. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Call For Answers On Possible Rape Kit Backlog

Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago sexual assaults.


Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Chicago Aldermen: Top Campaign War Chests

To get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.


City Council Chambers

Aldermen Propose To Ban Law Enforcement From Using Chokeholds

Chicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance that would ban police and others from using chokeholds to subdue suspects, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.


Camera Phone

City Council Makes Shooting ‘Upskirt’ Images Subject To $500 Fine

Although the state already makes it a felony to use a video device to shoot “upskirt” images of women, the City Council on Wednesday also made the already illegal practice subject to a $500 fine.


Congress Parkway Bridge

Chicago Bridge Rededicated To Honor Former Alderman

A bridge at Congress Parkway and Wells Street downtown once again bears the name of a man considered to be one of the city’s most significant political leaders.


The drink 5-Hour Energy is viewed for sale at a grocery store on November 15, 2012 in New York City. The federal government and the New York Attorney General's office have announced that they are investigating the popular energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration received claims that 5-Hour Energy has over the past four years led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy Drinks

Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.


Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (left); Ald. Ed Burke (CBS)

Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet Amid City Budget Deficit

Call off the Clash of the Titans. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and a potential enemy, powerful Ald. Ed Burke, had a private meeting and called a truce as the city budget continues to gush red ink.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Mayoral Advantage?

Walter Jacobson says all the hubbub with Rahm Emanuel and whether he’ll be on the ballot is actually good for Chicago.

CBS 2–01/26/2011

High School Football Helmet Concussions

City Passes Tougher Rules On Student Athlete Concussions

Athletes playing for Chicago schools who show signs of a concussion will be prohibited from practicing or playing until they are given the OK by a medical professional, under a new ordinance passed by the City Council on Thursday.


Four Loko cans

Aldermen Seek Ban On Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Two top Chicago aldermen have proposed a ban on the sale of alcoholic energy drinks that have come under intense scrutiny lately after nine college students in Washington State were hospitalized after drinking them at an off-campus party.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Mayoral Hopefuls Short On Budget-Cutting Ideas, For Now

Controversial ideas including reducing the size of firefighter crews on rigs.


Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Ald. Burke Not Running For Mayor

Ald. Edward Burke (14th) will not be a candidate for mayor in 2011.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2010

Sen. Hendon and Ald. Burke at Columbus Day Parade

Potential Mayoral Candidates Attend Columbus Day Parade

No fewer than six possible candidates for mayor attended the Columbus Day Parade on Monday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

CBS 2–10/11/2010