Alderman Attacked Outside Ward Office

Alderman Walter Burnett was attacked outside his West Side ward office Thursday Night, police confirmed.  

The 27th Ward Alderman was going into his ward office located at 4 N. Western Ave. in the Near West Side neighborhood when he was punched in the face, according to the Chicago Police.

He did not sustain any serious injuries, and authorities confirmed that a suspect is in custody. 

Burnett has represented the 27th Ward, which covers parts of East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, the Near West Side, the Illinois Medical District, Greektown, United Center Park and the Near North Side, since 1995.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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