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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 6:31 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Ald. Burke To Undergo Prostate Cancer Surgery Thursday

Longtime Chicago Ald. Ed Burke (14th) confirmed he will undergo prostate cancer surgery on Thursday. Read »

Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM
By Ward Room Staff

Burke Closely Connected to Wrigley Company: Report

Burke Closely Connected to Wrigley Company: Report

Ald. Ed Burke reportedly has strong ties to Chicago's Wrigley Company. Burke and the Chicago City Council approved a deal 10 years ago to give $16 million in taxpayer subsidies to the Wrigley Company, according... Read »

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