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Edward M. Burke

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  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • City Council approves $3.9 million to settle four police misconduct lawsuits

    City Council approves $3.9 million to settle four police misconduct lawsuits
    The City Council today agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million to settle four lawsuits that alleged misconduct by Chicago police and civilian detention aides, but not before an influential alderman said the actions by cops in the cases left him with “a...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...
  • Emanuel says he's 'not focused' on Burke's bodyguards

    Emanuel says he's 'not focused' on Burke's bodyguards
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice. Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
  • Ald. Burke backs off Adler fee increase opposition

    A powerful alderman has dropped his opposition to a bump in entrance fees at the Adler Planetarium in light of the museum’s decision to exempt Chicago children from the increase. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said there is no longer a need to fight...
  • Aldermen start to mull how to mark Chicago's 175th anniversary

    The recent controversy over Ald. Edward Burke’s bodyguard detail has focused attention on Chicago’s politically rancorous Council Wars era, and Burke himself nodded toward that time during discussions today about the city’s upcoming...
  • 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...
  • Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post

    Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor. Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
  • Quinn defends appointing Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year state post

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said politics were “absolutely not” involved in his decision to give a high paying appointment to the daughter of an Illinois Supreme Court justice and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor....
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...