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Edward M. Burke

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  • Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago

     Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago
    Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vow to rid Chicago of dusty piles of petroleum coke, a company is moving forward with plans to enclose towering mounds of the refinery byproduct on the Southeast Side. KCBX Terminals, a firm controlled by industrialists...
  • Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says

    Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says
    As he fights to keep his job amid accusations of incompetence leveled by the Chicago aldermen he investigates, the City Council's internal watchdog on Wednesday issued a report that concluded many council employees were doing political work on the...
  • Why the 'evil cabal' made peace with Mayor Jane Byrne

    Why the 'evil cabal' made peace with  Mayor Jane Byrne
    It has been said that Margaret Jane Byrne is Chicago's "forgotten mayor," that several generations of schoolchildren, and for that matter adults who might not have been around during the tumultuous years of the late 1970s and early 1980s, have never heard...
  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
  • Airports get ceremonial caisson for fallen troops

     Airports get ceremonial caisson for fallen troops
    Major airlines operating at both Chicago airports will begin transporting the remains of fallen servicemen and women in ceremonially decorated caissons in an effort to handle the remains in a more dignified way, officials announced Thursday. Aldermen...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds

    Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds
    In response to the death of a New York man who was put in a chokehold by a police officer, Chicago aldermen Monday took steps to explicitly outlaw the maneuver by Chicago police or security personnel who are trying to take someone into custody. Though...
  • Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps

    Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under a plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign
    Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term. Though he stuck with...
  • Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda

     Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda
    The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful...