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Mayor Introduces Ethics Reforms For City Council Weeks After Ald. Ed Burke ChargedMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed broad ethic reforms for the city council to consider after an alderman was recently charged with attempted extortion.
Preckwinkle To Return $116,000 From Fundraiser At Ald. Burke's HomeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is returning $116,000 in campaign contributions collected at a fundraiser hosted by Ald. Edward Burke’s house last year, seeking to distance herself from the attempted extortion charge against him.
Chicago Mayoral Candidates Try Distancing Themselves From Ald. Ed Burke After Corruption ChargesThree candidates who've had close relationships with Burke are furiously pointing fingers at each other as to who is tighter with the tainted alderman.
Archer Heights Burger King Linked To Criminal Complaint Against Ald. Ed BurkeThe restaurant on 41st and Pulaski is never mentioned by name, but its permit history matches events outlined in the federal criminal complaint against Ald. Ed Burke.
Ald. Ed Burke Says He Plans To Seek Reelection, A Day After Extortion Charge UnsealedChicago Alderman Ed Burke says he's running for reelection--a day after a federal criminal complaint was unsealed charging the longtime 14th Ward alderman with attempted extortion for allegedly using his position on the City Council to try to steer business to his private law practice. 
Burke Resigns As Finance Committee Chair, To Be Stripped Of Police Security Detail In Wake Of Corruption CaseA day after longtime Ald. Edward Burke (14th) was charged with attempted extortion, he is already losing a great deal of his power and influence in the City Council.
Ald. Edward Burke, Facing Corruption Charge, Resigns As Finance Committee ChairmanWhile insisting he's "done nothing wrong" Ald. Edward Burke (14th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Finance Committee, after he was charged with attempted extortion, the mayor's office announced Friday morning.
"I've Done Nothing Wrong": Ald. Ed Burke Speaks After First Court AppearanceNearly 50-year aldermanic powerhouse Ed Burke is facing a federal charge of attempted extortion.