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Edward M. Burke

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  • The smell of success

    The smell of success
    Lately, it seems you don't have to be anywhere near a garden to stop and smell the roses. Smell is the latest way that businesses are attempting to woo customers, whether it be the scented candles at Hampden shop In Watermelon Sugar, the vanilla and...
  • Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts

    Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts
    A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week. The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
  • National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan

    National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan
    Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
  • City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy

    City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy
    A City Council committee today recommended paying $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy who police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant. If approved Wednesday by the full...
  • Council settles Chicago police suit involving autistic boy for $525,000

    Council settles Chicago police suit involving autistic boy for $525,000
    The City Council today agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant. The money will go to the Guzman family to benefit...
  • Maggie Daley remembered for warmth, grace

    Maggie Daley remembered for warmth, grace
    The news of the death of Maggie Daley has  sparked memories from many who knew her or just saw her handle the role of Chicago's first lady with warmth and grace. "Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Maggie Daley. Maggie was...
  • Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group

    Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group
    The City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations. The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
  • 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....
  • Council backs police misconduct agency chief

    Council backs police misconduct agency chief
    Despite continuing concerns about a backlog at the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recommendation to reappoint its top official won a unanimous endorsement today from a City Council committee. If the...
  • Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax

    Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking. The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...