As much as he is supportive of the idea of Chicago voters having the chance to drastically reduce the size of the now 50-member City Council, Chris Robling says he questions how sincere a current proposal to do that really is, considering its source.
Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, facing a federal attempted extortion charge, was required to turn over almost two dozen firearms during an FBI raid on his office in November, according to a local research group's online post earlier this month.
Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, who faces a single count of attempted extortion released in a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, told reporters later that day that he is not guilty of the charge.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports all the current telltale signs suggest the recent raid on the offices of veteran Chicago Alderman Ed Burke have nothing at this point to do with his association with President Donald Trump.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has organized a “Take Back the Streets” rally at 7 p.m. today on 49th and Cicero, a corner in Archer Heights that has neighbors on a crusade to rid it, and the entire block, of prostitutes and drug dealers.