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Edward M. Burke

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  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
  • Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post

    Quinn appoints Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year post
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor. Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
  • Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million

    Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million
    The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
  • Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end

    Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end
    Former Mayor Richard Daley’s temporary security detail will be evaluated again this summer to see if he still needs Chicago police officers assigned to him for his safety, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. The timetable on Daley’s detail...
  • Quinn defends appointing Burkes' daughter to $117,000-a-year state post

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said politics were “absolutely not” involved in his decision to give a high paying appointment to the daughter of an Illinois Supreme Court justice and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor....
  • Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash

    Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash
    Eighteen months after creating the post of City Council inspector general, aldermen Wednesday finally named a New York attorney to fill the job—at a part-time salary of $60,000. Faisal Khan will appear next week before the council Rules Committee,...
  • Electrical aggregation question to appear on November city ballot

    Electrical aggregation question to appear on November city ballot
    Chicago voters will get to decide this fall whether they want the city to negotiate lower electricity rates on their behalf. The City Council today voted to put a referendum on the issue on the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved by voters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel&...
  • Emanuel's $75 million in cuts full of estimates, generalities

    Emanuel's $75 million in cuts full of estimates, generalities
    On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed he's already figured out how to cut $75 million from his predecessor's final budget, just as he said he would. "These figures are not based … on assumptions of what might or might not...
  • Illinois pension reform measure passes House

    Illinois pension reform measure passes House
    SPRINGFIELD — A local government that gives an ex-lawmaker a fat paycheck would have to pick up the costs of any automatic increase in his state pension under a proposal the House passed overwhelmingly Thursday. House Republican leader Tom Cross of...
  • City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy

    City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy
    A City Council committee today recommended paying $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy who police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant. If approved Wednesday by the full...