West Side Leaders Protest Judicial Nominee, Say An African American Should Represent The Community"We want someone who is African American to hold that seat. It's been our seat and we don't want to let it go."
City Audit: Workers' Comp Program Had 'No Formalized Governance Or Oversight Structure"Just as March 31 of this year, the program had approximately 1,300 open claims, many of which dated back several decades. Which means we were paying people, taxpayer dollars, without resolving their claims."
Lightfoot To Burke: Get Out NowLightfoot said what makes this indictment extraordinary is the number of instances in which Burke is allegedly using his position to line his pockets.
Ald. Burke Indicted On Charges Of Racketeering, ExtortionThe indictment also details a rather petty form of extortion by Burke. He allegedly threatened to oppose an admission fee hike for a Chicago museum, unless that museum hired the child of a personal friend for an internship.
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Developer Caught In Burke Shakedown ScandalCui already had gotten a promise of two million dollars in city TIF subsidies. Money that Burke voted to approve the year before. And money that would disappear if Cui couldn't close the deal.
Ald. Ed Burke Retains His 14th Ward SeatFacing federal criminal charges for allegedly shaking down a fast food company, Chicago's longest serving alderman for nearly 50 years Ed Burke will retain his seat in City Hall.
Ald. Ed Burke's Son Facing More Allegations Of Special Treatment After 2018 Domestic Battery IncidentEarlier this week, it was revealed that Toni Preckwinkle's administration hired Burke Jr. for a job while he was under investigation for misconduct by the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Mayoral Candidates Discuss Burke Shakedown Scandal At Downtown ForumAld. Ed Burke and the corruption charges against him were on all the Chicago mayoral candidates' minds at a forum held at the Union League Club Friday.
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.