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DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

DePaul alum Ed Burke pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

DePaul University alumnus Alderman Edward M. Burke pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges alleging he abused his longtime role as Chicago alderman to extort businesses and individuals for personal gain. “In the lexicon of Chicago politics, it’s a momentous day,” said NBC 5 political...

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Associated Press

May 30, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history faces new federal charges that include racketeering. Among the charges in the superseding indictment handed down Thursday is that Edward M. Burke threatened to oppose a Chicago museum's admission fee increase because it didn't respond...

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