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Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 2:02 PM

A Look Back at Ald. Burke's Political History

A Look Back at Ald. Burke's Political History

Ed Burke’s first vote on the floor of the Chicago City Council was to allow television cameras into the second-floor chamber to record city business. Since then few Chicago politicians have used the medium... Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Read the Criminal Complaint Filed Against Ald. Ed Burke

Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has been charged weeks after federal agents conducted raids at his 14th Ward office and his finance committee suite on Nov. 29, and then again at City Hall on Dec. 13. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Past Federal Investigation Involved Ald. Ed Burke

Past Federal Investigation Involved Ald. Ed Burke

Ald. Ed Burke was charged Thursday with attempted extortion, but this isn't the first time the federal government has launched a City Hall investigation involving the powerful Chicago politician. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Political Supporters Sent Burke Cash After Federal Raid

Political Supporters Sent Burke Cash After Federal Raid

Over the course of his nearly half-century in public office, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has shown to be a master fundraiser. At his current control is more than $12 million gathered in contributions to three... Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 11:13 PM

Powerful Alderman Ed Burke Charged With Attempted Extortion

Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has been charged weeks after federal agents conducted raids at his 14th Ward office and his finance committee suite on Nov. 29, and then again at City Hall on Dec. 13. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 11:46 AM

2 More Candidates for Chicago Mayor Removed From Ballot

Two more candidates for Chicago mayor were removed from the ballot Wednesday, narrowing the field once again. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Judge Grants Ald. Ricardo Munoz's Wife Order of Protection

A judge set Ald. Ricardo Munoz's bond at $2,500 Thursday and granted his wife an order of protection against him after the alderman was charged with domestic battery. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:55 PM

Abuse Survivors Rally as Bishops Meet in Mundelein

For more than six months, the Catholic Church has been dealing with priest sex abuse crisis -- with attorney generals weighing in from Pennsylvannia to in Illinois. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Ald. Munoz Arrested in Domestic Violence Incident: Police

Ald. Ricardo Munoz was arrested by Chicago police Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that took place on New Year's Eve, according to police. Read »

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Rauner Rejects $8M from Michigan for Asian Carp Project

Rauner Rejects $8M from Michigan for Asian Carp Project

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected Michigan's offer of $8 million to support a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes, saying the money wouldn't be useful for at least... Read »

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