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Edward M. Burke

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  • Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent

    Chicago to ban 'upskirt' video taking without consent
    A Chicago City Council committee took steps Friday to curtail the taking of videos beneath a woman’s skirt without her consent — even though state law has long addressed the issue. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and Latasha Thomas, 17th, said their...
  • Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

    Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
  • City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'

    City Council imposes $500 fine for 'upskirting'
    The Chicago City Council today voted to make shooting videos beneath a woman’s skirt an ordinance violation carrying a fine of up to $500. Sponsoring Ald. Ed Burke noted that state law has an identical offense with a harsher punishment, but...
  • City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict

    City could suspend Sister City deal with Moscow over Ukraine conflict
    Chicago could look to impose its own kind of sanctions — however symbolic and provincial — on Russia amid the Crimean conflict. The city's Committee of Human Relations will listen to testimony today on a resolution that would ask the...
  • Chicago alderman now opposes his own strip club ordinance

    Chicago alderman now opposes his own strip club ordinance
    The city aldermen who proposed allowing greater levels of nudity at Chicago strip clubs now opposes his own measure, saying it would make more changes than he wanted. “It’s different than I originally intended,” said Ald. Scott...
  • Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago

    Pothole damage claims pile up in Chicago
    The recent brutal winter weather continues to take a chunk out of the city’s pocketbook, as claims for vehicles damaged when they hit potholes more than doubled for the year. More than 1,000 claims were filed with the City Council at its Wednesday...
  • Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban

    Aldermen revisiting plastic bag ban
    Seven years after a plastic bag ban was first proposed for Chicago stores, aldermen said Tuesday it's time to end the debate. “Our environment has waited too long” for a ban on the bags that litter streets, clog sewer drains and end up in...
  • Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business

     Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business
    In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business. There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • Fighting a city sticker ticket?

    Fighting a city sticker ticket?
    Car owners who get a ticket after having purchased but not yet displayed their city sticker may have a way to get it dismissed under a City Council measure introduced Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Mary O'Connor (41st) introduced an amendment...
  • Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules

    Chicago aldermen mull medical marijuana rules
    Marijuana sellers in Chicago could only set up shop in manufacturing areas and each would need special City Council approval under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen are pushing to allow them to exert local control over the execution of a statewide...