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Edward M. Burke

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  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others. Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
  • Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10

    Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10
    The pool of hopefuls wanting to be Chicago's next mayor reached 10 by Monday's deadline to file the nominating petitions needed to land on the ballot. That includes the well-funded Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's aiming for a second term. Some of the better-...
  • Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget

    Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely. A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
  • Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan
    Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things. Boss Madigan. He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...
  • Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

     Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner
    In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory. There were as many as 60,...
  • Council committee endorses Emanuel treasurer pick

    Council committee endorses Emanuel treasurer pick
    A key City Council Committee on Monday endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's selection of Kurt Summers Jr. as the new city treasurer, an appointment that will give Summers a leg up in February's municipal election. Summers, a 35-year-old investment firm...
  • Alderman want hearing on pot arrests

    Alderman want hearing on pot arrests
    Aldermen on Wednesday called for a hearing to get Chicago Police Department officials to explain how they are using a city rule allowing cops to issue tickets instead of arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, and...
  • Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage

    Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law. During Rauner's successful challenge to...
  • Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security

    Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security
    Medical marijuana facilities in Chicago would be required to have around-the-clock security guards under proposed city regulations endorsed Thursday by the City Council Zoning Committee. Aldermen said they wanted to require the presence of licensed...
  • 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...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...