The request was filed hours after Ald. Burke waived his right Monday to a preliminary hearing to determine whether there was probable cause for the criminal complaint against him filed Jan. 3.
Two attorneys with experience defending against – and prosecuting – federal corruption charges examine the case against the longtime 14th Ward alderman.
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.
In the wake of federal corruption charges against Ald. Ed Burke, aldermen and mayoral candidates are laying out major ethics proposals that could radically change the business of City Council.
Four aldermen share their thoughts on how Ald. Ed Burke’s legal trouble may alter the rules and organization of Chicago’s City Council.
A footnote in the 37-page criminal complaint against Ald. Ed Burke is causing a headache for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as she seeks to become Chicago’s next mayor.
A stunning federal complaint charges City Hall’s most powerful alderman with attempted corruption while another alderman is charged with domestic abuse. And the Bears take on the defending Super Bowl champs.
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.
Among the extraordinary details that came to light after Ald. Ed Burke was charged Thursday with attempted extortion was the fact that nearly two dozen firearms were found in his offices during a series of November raids.
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.
This isn’t the first time a Chicago lawmaker has been charged with a federal crime, but the case does bring up several questions. Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, gives us his take.
The storied career of 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke has the potential to end with a prison sentence. A trio of veteran Chicago journalists offer their insight on the federal investigation.
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.
Ald. Ed Burke’s fundraiser goes on despite FBI raids. Mayoral candidates duke it out in petition battles. The fate of three Chicago cops is in a judge’s hands. And the Bears take on the Rams.