Raid Of Ald. Carrie Austin's Office Signals Federal Prosecutors' City Council Probe Far From OverAld. Carrie Austin (34th) has been scarce since the raid by FBI agents on her ward office. She even canceled a town hall meeting set for Thursday night in her ward.
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."
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Alderman Ed Burke 'Forfeited Moral Authority'In a forceful rebuke of indicted Ald. Ed Burke, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on him to resign from his longtime position has political leader of the 14th ward.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For Alderman Ed Burke To ResignHours after 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke was indicted on charges of racketeering and attempted extortion, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for him to "resign immediately."
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.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Alex Acevedo To Face Off For 25th Ward Seat Of Embattled, Retiring Danny SolisIn a crowded field of contenders, Byron Sigcho-Lopez and Alex Acevedo garnered the votes to compete in a runoff for the 25th Ward seat being vacated by Danny Solis.
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.
Preckwinkle, Mendoza Attempt To Distance Themselves From Ald. Burke And Corruption InvestigationThe two Chicago mayoral candidates are working furiously to distance themselves from Burke and Ald. Danny Solis.