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Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) executive director Richard Pearson hints that he thinks Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s current legal woes might be a little payback for the way he has long been a thorn in the side of legal gun owners across the state.
Tim Schneider, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, says no politician in Illinois should be able to get away with what Chicago Ald. Ed Burke is accused of doing.
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.