Ald Ed Burke Bio – Ald Ed Burke Wiki
Ald Ed Burke Bio: Edward M. “Ed” Burke (born December 29, 1943) is alderman of the 14th Ward of the City of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the Chicago City Council in 1969, and represents part of the city’s Southwest Side. Chair of Council’s Committee on Finance, Burke has been called Chicago’s “most powerful alderman” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Burke was named one of the “100 Most Powerful Chicagoans” by Chicago Magazine, describing him as “[o]ne of the last of the old-school Chicago Machine pols.”
Ald Ed Burke Wiki
Burke is a lifelong resident of Chicago. His father, Joseph P. Burke, was a Cook County Sheriff’s policeman who worked as a court bailiff. Joseph Burke served as committeeman from the 14th Ward (a local Democratic party post), and was elected alderman from the 14th Ward in November 1953.
Ed Burke attended Visitation Grammar School in Visitation Parish on Chicago’s South Side and is a 1961 graduate of Quigley Preparatory Seminary. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in 1965, then worked for three years as a Chicago police officer, assigned to the state’s attorney’s office. Meanwhile, he studied law at DePaul University College of Law In 1968, Burke received a Juris Doctor degree, was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and married his wife, Anne Marie.
Ald Ed Burke Corruption Charges
One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history has been charged with attempted extortion for “corruptly soliciting business” for his private law firm, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday.
If convicted, Alderman Ed Burke could face up to 20 years in prison. The charge follows November raids of the Democrat’s offices at City Hall and in his Southwest Side ward.
Burke’s law firm represented the high-rise tower that bears President Donald Trump’s name. There’s no indication the case is at all tied to his firm’s work for Trump.