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Edward M. Burke

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  • Quinn appoints new director of DCFS

    Quinn appoints new director of DCFS
    A veteran of Illinois' child welfare agency who left three years ago to lead the state's juvenile justice efforts is coming back home. Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he has named Arthur Bishop as director of the Illinois Department of Children and...
  • Chicago tries to block medical marijuana

    Chicago tries to block medical marijuana
    Politicians have a way of losing their grip on reality when it comes to marijuana. That's the problem in Chicago, where Mayor Emanuel and powerful alderman Ed Burke want to slap absurdly strict limits on medical marijuana dispensaries. Under the new...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Aldermen call for crackdown on shared-ride companies

    Aldermen call for crackdown on shared-ride companies
    Two aldermen called today for an immediate crackdown on “shared-ride’’ companies and other unregulated livery operators in Chicago, saying a new ordinance that the Emanuel administration plans to introduce to license the new...
  • Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago

    Burke wants to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago
    City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
  • Nay to horse ban

    I remember the days when horses and stables were plentiful in the city and bridal paths were in the parks. I recall theOrleans Streetstable as well as the ones onClark, Wells,Cottage GroveandSouthShore. During World War II, Bowman Dairy had horse-...
  • Burke's buggy ban

    I think 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke's idea to do away with horse carriages is at best ridiculous. These carriages add a little ambiance to our city. There is the argument that the horses tie up traffic. Really? how much tying up is done compared...
  • Ban horses from Chicago streets

    I applaud and thank Alderman Edward Burke, 14th Ward, for proposing a measure to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. One night last December, I saw a carriage out when the temperature was 9 degrees (without the wind chill). The law states that...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

    WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...