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Edward M. Burke

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  • Chicago to cut security details for some public officials

    Security details for several city public officials will be reduced or eliminated, the Chicago Police Department said tonight. The Police Department offered few details on the moves, but said they will put more cops on the street and save taxpayers more...
  • Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end

    Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end
    Former Mayor Richard Daley’s temporary security detail will be evaluated again this summer to see if he still needs Chicago police officers assigned to him for his safety, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. The timetable on Daley’s detail...
  • Local author wrote about Chicago financier

    Writer Theodore Dreiser lived in Glendale twice. During his first sojourn here, around 1920, he started on a book but became frustrated and departed for New York to do more research. The result, “An American Tragedy” was published to great...
  • City aldermen set hearings on lax enforcement of anti-idling laws

    City aldermen set hearings on lax enforcement of anti-idling laws
    Two Chicago aldermen are demanding to know why police and other city officials largely are ignoring laws that ban excessive idling by diesel buses and trucks. In response to a Tribune investigation, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Virginia Rugai, 19th,...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans

    Chicago Magazine names 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
  • Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings

    Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings
    Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs  and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery.   “No demonstration of...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
  • Emanuel to wait on controversial trust vote

    Emanuel to wait on controversial trust vote
    The vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
  • Aldermen to reap generous pensions

    Aldermen to reap generous pensions
    At the beginning of Mayor Daley’s reign at city hall, a succession of heart attacks killed three Chicago aldermen within several months.  Many of their colleagues signed a tribute letter honoring them, but also taking the vulnerable moment to ask...
  • Generous rules govern aldermen's pensions

    Generous rules govern aldermen's pensions
    When Chicago aldermen floated a proposal in 1987 to boost their city pensions dramatically, Mayor Harold Washington's administration dismissed it as an arrogant ploy that lacked even a cursory cost analysis. Three years later, the proposal still didn't...