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Burge Due In Prison Wednesday

The former police commander heads to North Carolina to serve his 4 1/2-year sentence

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    Former Chicago PoliceCmdr. Jon Burge is due to report to federal prison in North Carolina Wednesday to begin serving 4 1/2 years.

    Burge was sentenced in January on charges of obstruction of justice and lying about the torture of suspects.

    The former police commander leaves behind at least six still-pending federal civil cases against him, ramping up the $30 million the city already spent in legal fees.

    A federal judge ordered Burge on Tuesday to answer questions from lawyers within seven days about two men who also say they were tortured.   

    Madigan Sues to Stop Burge Pension

    [CHI] Madigan Sues to Stop Burge Pension
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Monday to stop a former Chicago police official convicted of lying about the torture of suspects from getting his $3,000-a-month pension.
    (Published Monday, Feb. 7, 2011)

    Burge is serving his sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, the same prison where Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff is serving his 150 years.

    Chicago's police pension board ruled Burge could keep his pension, but Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit to repeal the decision.