In the wake of an attempted extortion charge against longtime Ald. Ed Burke, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a number of ethics reforms. Ald. Nick Sposato weighs in.
Chicago aldermen voice their support of – or opposition to – a proposal to ban them from working outside of City Council, a proposal put forth in the wake of federal charges against Ald. Ed Burke.
The 40th Ward alderman tells us how he intends to manage the Finance Committee and what City Council may look like in the wake of federal charges against Ald. Ed Burke.
Four aldermen share their thoughts on how Ald. Ed Burke’s legal trouble may alter the rules and organization of Chicago’s City Council.
It took Ald. Ed Burke 50 years to build up an unprecedented level of power in City Council. It took only 24 hours for him to lose much of it.
Just a day after being charged with attempted extortion, the powerful 14th Ward alderman has resigned from the post he’s held for more than three decades.
Federal agents raided longtime Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s ward and government offices Nov. 29, and for the first time there’s insight as to what they were looking for: evidence of an extortion scheme.
Some City Council members want to put the $100 million-a-year workers’ compensation program in new hands. We hear from the alderman leading the charge.
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David Krupa, a 19-year-old aldermanic candidate, alleges election fraud as he tries to take on Ald. Marty Quinn, a top ally of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, in the 13th Ward.
Powerful Ald. Ed Burke, who is under federal scrutiny, holds a fundraiser as mayoral candidates start to distance themselves from the embattled chair of the City Council Finance Committee.
As powerful Ald. Ed Burke deals with fallout from the federal raid on his city and ward offices, four candidates have quietly lined up bids to try and unseat him in the 14th Ward.
Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke appears to be the target of a federal investigation. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti weighs in on the events of the day.
Prominent Chicago Ald. Willie B. Cochran surprised courtroom observers at a hearing Wednesday by turning down a plea agreement in his federal corruption case that his lawyer contends could have meant little to no prison time.
Candidates aiming to be Chicago’s next mayor had until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in the paperwork that will get them on the ballot – paperwork that includes the signatures of at least 12,500 registered Chicago voters.
Just days after he said he was going to file petitions to seek re-election as 25th Ward alderman, Danny Solis announced he’s not pursuing another term. He joins us to reflect on his career and look to the city’s future.