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.
Why Ald. Ed Burke May Have Been Allowed To Have 23 Guns In Government BuildingIt’s still not known if the guns that were found in November were discovered at Burke’s ward office or at City Hall, but it's hard to miss the irony of a staunch gun control advocate having to turn over 23 guns as a condition of his bond.
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. 
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.
Some Aldermen Support Removal Of Burke As Chair Of Finance CommitteeWith an attempted extortion charge and legal troubles ahead, the political body armor of Ald. Ed Burke could now be showing some cracks.
Ald. Edward Burke Charged With Trying To Shake Down Restaurant OwnerAld. Edward Burke is now facing federal criminal charges, accused of trying to shake down a restaurant owner who needed a permit for remodeling work.
Building Inspector Charged With Demanding $300 BribeChicago building inspector Roberto Uribe just wanted “some appreciation” from a local property owner, the feds say. “And that appreciation is gonna be $300,” Uribe allegedly told the owner. “Now how quickly can you get me my money?”
How's Your Wife And Kids?: Pal Of Mobsters Convicted Of ExtortionProsecutors accused Michael "Mickey" Davis of ordering a “break-both-legs beating” for R.J. Serpico in 2013 to collect on his $300,000 loan to Serpico and his father. Eventually, prosecutors said, Davis paid a mob associate for Serpico’s “thorough” beating. The assault, though, never happened, thanks to the feds.
Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking BribeFormer Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.