Feds Seeking 3 More Months To Indict Ald. Edward Burke, Citing 'Complex' InvestigationFederal prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to indict Ald. Edward Burke (14th), nearly two weeks after he was charged with trying to put the squeeze on to businessmen seeking to renovate a Burger King on the Southwest Side.
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.
Activists Criticize Preckwinkle For Overstating Her Role In The Laquan McDonald Case"I'm saying she's trying to capitalize off this, man. I'm saying she's wrong. She's only doing this because she's in hot water with that (Ald. Ed) Burke situation. That's the only reason she's doing that."
Ed Burke Charges Cast Shadow Over Chicago's Mayoral RaceFederal corruption charges, against Alderman Ed Burke, are casting a shadow over Chicago's mayoral race.
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.
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's Business Interests In Property Taxes Seemingly Conflict With City GoalsThe criminal complaint states Ald. Ed Burke “corruptly solicited unlawful personal financial advantage."
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.