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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Who's taken campaign cash from Ed Burke? Who hasn't?


By LGIS News Service | Jan 8, 2019

Chicago Alderman Ed Burke (D-14th) was indicted last week on extortion charges. | Wikicommons

Democrats and Republicans. Conservatives and liberals. City dwellers and suburbanites. Supporters and opponents. Hatfields and McCoys.

When it comes to receiving the political support of Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (D-14th), anything-- anyone-- is possible.

You name 'em. Burke's supported them-- if just a tiny bit.

Since 1999, Burke has donated just over $1 million to 169 different elected officials and aspiring candidates for political office, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections reports by Chicago City Wire.

Most received just a dollop of his cash; 103 of the 169 received less than $1,500 from Burke.

Just four have received more than $30,000 from his $12 million war chest-- former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ($404,150), recently deposed longtime state legislator and his younger brother, Dan Burke ($63,500), former Gov. Rod Blagojevich ($39,000) and former 33rd Ward Ald. Ted Matlak ($36,250).

Other Burke favorites have included former Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez ($24,000), former Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan ($22,050, former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger ($20,000) and Cook County Judge James Patrick Murphy ($20,000).

All told, since 1999 Burke has made campaign contributions to 66 different Chicago aldermen, eight Cook County Board members and four members of the Cook County Board of Review, which handles property tax appeals (Burke is a property tax appeals lawyer).

Something for everyone

In Chicago's fiercest political rivalries, he's regularly chosen sides: both.

Burke has gave Todd Stroger $20,000 and his father, John, another $10,000. He also supported the woman who ended the Stroger's reign, Toni Preckwinkle ($8,150 in Burke donations). She beat Todd Stroger in the 2010 Democrat primary for Cook County Board.

Alvarez received many checks from Burke. But so did Kim Foxx, who took out the incumbent Alvarez when she sought re-election in the 2016 primary.

Burke has given checks to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), who started his political career on the city's Southwest Side about the same time as he did, back in 1969.

But he's also made contributions to Madigan's GOP counterpart in Springfield, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs).

Burke has made contributions to 19 state legislators and legislative hopefuls-- 16 Democrats and three Republicans, including Durkin, former State Rep. Bob Biggins (R-Elmhurst) and Nic Zito of Wayne, who made an unsuccessful bid for an open seat in the 49th House district, which includes parts of St. Charles, West Chicago, Aurora, South Elgin, Bartlett and Batavia. Zito lost in the March primary.

Other Republicans backed by Burke include DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin of Elmhurst, former Cook County Board Commissioner Liz Gorman (R-Orland Park), former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran (R-Libertyville) and two suburban mayors, Brad Stephens of Rosemont and Roger Claar of Bolingbrook.


Burke's beneficiaries

See the 169 politicians Burke has backed since 1999

Pat QuinnGovernorChicago$404,150
Dan BurkeState Leg.Chicago$63,500
Rod BlagojevichGovernorChicago$39,000
Ted MatlakAldermanChicago$36,250
Anita AlvarezState's AttorneyRiver Forest$24,000
James M. HoulihanCook AssessorChicago$22,050
Todd StrogerCook PresidentChicago$20,000
James Patrick MurphyJudgeChicago$20,000
Patrick O'ConnorAldermanChicago$19,725
Tom DartCook SheriffChicago$19,000
Joseph BerriosCook AssessorChicago$17,600
John PopeAldermanChicago$16,100
Dick MellAldermanChicago$16,000
Larry Rogers, Jr.Cook Bd. of ReviewChicago$12,900
John P. DaleyCook County BoardChicago$12,500
Dick DevineState's AttorneyChicago$11,000
Jack FranksState Leg.Woodstock$10,550
John StrogerCook PresidentChicago$10,000
Toni PreckwinkleCook PresidentChicago$8,150
William E GomolinskiJudgeWestern Springs$8,000
Roger ClaarMayorBolingbrook$8,000
Susana MendozaState ComptrollerChicago$7,750
Tony MunozState SenatorChicago$7,750
Raymond LopezAldermanChicago$7,500
Emma MittsAldermanChicago$7,450
Michael CabonargiCook Bd. of ReviewWilmette$7,300
Carrie M. AustinAldermanChicago$6,700
Howard Brookins, Jr.AldermanChicago$6,300
Rahm EmanuelMayorChicago$5,600
Feddrena LyleAldermanChicago$5,400
Michael R. ZalewskiAldermanChicago$5,150
Leslie A. HairstonAldermanChicago$4,650
James CapplemanAldermanChicago$4,000
Margaret LaurinoAldermanChicago$3,950
Bob FiorettiAldermanChicago$3,750
Tim CullertonAldermanChicago$3,750
Willie B. CochranAldermanChicago$3,750
Will BurnsAldermanChicago$3,500
John GarridoAldermanChicago$3,500
Maureen MurphyCook Bd. of ReviewEvergreen Park$3,500
Bernard StoneAldermanChicago$3,250
Dan CroninDuPage PresidentElmhurst$3,200
Jesse WhiteSec of StateChicago$3,200
Lona LaneJudgeChicago$3,100
Barrett F. PedersenMayorFranklin Park$3,050
Patrick D. ThompsonAldermanChicago$3,000
Dan McLaughlinMayorOrland Park$3,000
Paul O'GradySupervisorOrland Township$3,000
Ed SmithAldermanChicago$2,750
William M. BeaversAldermanChicago$2,750
Bridget GainerCook County BoardChicago$2,750
Natashia HolmesAldermanChicago$2,500
Sandi JacksonAldermanChicago$2,500
Dan HynesState ComptrollerChicago$2,500
Jim DurkinState Leg.Western Springs$2,450
Jeffrey TobolskiCook County BoardMcCook$2,100
Anthony NapolitanoAldermanChicago$2,000
Robert Shaw AldermanChicago$2,000
Toni L. FoulkesAldermanChicago$2,000
Mike FrerichsComptrollerChampaign$2,000
Michael AlvarezWater Reclaim Comm.Chicago$2,000
Tom TunneyAldermanChicago$1,800
Dorothy BrownCircuit Clerk, CookChicago$1,750
Patrick LevarAldermanChicago$1,700
Anthony BealeAldermanChicago$1,600
JoAnn ThompsonAldermanChicago$1,550
Danny SolisAldermanChicago$1,500
George CardenasAldermanChicago$1,500
Latasha R ThomasAldermanChicago$1,500
Roderick SawyerAldermanChicago$1,500
Tom O'DonnellAldermanChicago$1,500
Richard BoykinCook County BoardCommissioner$1,500
Bill KunkleJudgeIndian Head Park$1,500
Joy CunninghamJudgeChicago$1,500
Michael J. MadiganState LegChicago$1,500
Brian DohertyAldermanChicago$1,475
Rey ColonAldermanChicago$1,450
Scott WaguespackAldermanChicago$1,450
David MooreAldermanChicago$1,250
Mary Ann SmithAldermanChicago$1,250
Pat DowellAldermanChicago$1,250
Roberto MaldonadoAldermanChicago$1,250
Walter Burnett, Jr.AldermanChicago$1,250
Christopher GettyMayorLyons$1,250
Liz GormanCook County BoardOrland Park$1,050
Burton NatarusAldermanChicago$1,000
Jesse GranatoAldermanChicago$1,000
Proco Joe MorenoAldermanChicago$1,000
Sophia KingAldermanChicago$1,000
Vilma ColomAldermanChicago$1,000
Kwame RaoulAttorney GeneralChicago$1,000
Anna ValenciaCity ClerkChicago$1,000
Marty StackCook Bd. of ReviewWestern Springs$1,000
John FritcheyCook County BoardChicago$1,000
Dan KubasiakJudgeGlencoe$1,000
Lauretta Higgins WolfsonJudgeChicago$1,000
Maureen Ward KirbyJudgeChicago$1,000
Sharon Johnson ColemanJudgeChicago$1,000
Maureen E. ConnorsJudgeChicago$1,000
Patrick O'SheaJudgeWheaton$1,000
Chuck FaganLake Co. Sheriff Fox Lake$1,000
Paul VallasMayorChicago$1,000
John Thomas DonovanSchool Dist 230 BoardPalos Park$1,000
Maria A. BerriosState LegChicago$1,000
Nic ZitoState LegWayne$1,000
Dena M. CarliState Leg.Chicago$1,000
Kevin JoyceState Leg.Chicago$1,000
Rich KellyTownship AssessorOrland Township$1,000
Maria PappasTreasurerChicago$1,000
Thomas BenignoVillage PresidentNorridge$1,000
George D. AlpogianisVillage TrusteeNiles$1,000
Ray SuarezAldermanChicago$900
Judy RiceJudgeChicago$800
Bob BigginsState Leg.Elmhurst$800
Ameya PawarAldermanChicago$750
Brendan ReillyAldermanChicago$750
Joe MooreAldermanChicago$750
Terrence J. O'BrienWater Reclaim Comm.Chicago$750
Billy OcasioAldermanChicago$500
Chris TaliaferroAldermanChicago$500
Manny FloresAldermanChicago$500
Matt O'SheaAldermanChicago$500
Susan Sadlowski GarzaAldermanChicago$500
Chris KachiroubasCircuit Clerk, DuPageElmhurst$500
Jim Laski, Jr.City ClerkChicago$500
Joseph Mario MorenoCook County BoardChicago$500
Christopher KennedyGovernorKenilworth$500
John Patrick Callahan, Jr.JudgeWestern Springs$500
Marc MartinJudgeChicago$500
Thomas R. MulroyJudgeChicago$500
Roger G. FeinJudgeNorthbrook$500
Mark CurranLake Co. Sheriff Libertyville$500
Bradley StephensMayorRosemont$500
Dennis MageeMayorMerrionette Park$500
Michael J. WoodwardMayorBerwyn$500
Silviana TabaresState LegChicago$500
Edward AcevedoState Leg.Chicago$500
Emil JonesState SenatorChicago$500
Kim FoxxState's AttorneyFlossmoor$500
Shaun MurphyTownship AssessorWorth Township$500
Dorothy TillmanAldermanChicago$450
Virginia A. RugaiAldermanChicago$450
Karen YarbroughCook RecorderMaywood$450
Thomas W. MurphyJudgeChicago$450
Julie HamosState LegEvanston$450
Frank AvilaWater Reclaim Comm.Chicago$450
Frank SotoVillage PresidentBensenville$300
Ariel ReboyrasAldermanChicago$250
John ArenaAldermanChicago$250
Laura LiuJudgeChicago$250
Mary Lane MikvaJudgeChicago$250
Thomas V. LyonsJudgeChicago$250
Kevin CunninghamJudgeChicago$250
Luis ArroyoState LegChicago$250
Michael J. ZalewskiState LegChicago$250
Emily McAseyState Leg.Lockport$250
Fran HurleyState Leg.Chicago$250
Jim DeLeoState SenatorChicago$250
Arenda TroutmanAldermanChicago$200
Deborah GrahamAldermanChicago$200
Gilbert VillegasAldermanChicago$200
Tom AllenAldermanChicago$200
Ed MoodyCook County BoardChicago Ridge$200
Daniel BerryJudge Chicago$200
Daniel MaloneJudge Chicago$200
Robert J. LoveroMayorBerwyn$200
Keith NygrenMcHenry SheriffCrystal Lake$200
Eamon McMahonTrusteeWorth Township$200
William H. HooksJudgeChicago$150

Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

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