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Edward M. Burke

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

     'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won
    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media — and there were many — then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her...
  • John Kass: 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media -- and there were many -- then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay...
  • John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77

     John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77
    John J. Mannion spent 14 years as a Chicago police officer and homicide detective before going to work as a Cook County prosecutor and then taking the bench for more than two decades. Mr. Mannion worked his way through law school while a police...
  • Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras

    Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras
    The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program Thursday after two judges recused themselves for unspecified reasons and the rest of the court declared it was divided. The unusual circumstances made it...