Edward M. Burke

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Edward M. Burke
Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke at the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the near southwest-side Archer Heights neighborhood on November 24, 2009.
City of Chicago Alderman
Assumed office
March 12, 1969
Constituency14th Ward
Personal details
Born (1943-12-29) December 29, 1943 (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Anne M. Burke
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Edward M. "Ed" Burke (born December 29, 1943) is an American politician. He is an alderman of the 14th Ward of the City of Chicago. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Burke was first elected to the Chicago City Council in 1969, and represents part of the city's Southwest Side. Burke has been called Chicago's "most powerful alderman" by the Chicago Sun-Times.[1] Burke was named one of the "100 Most Powerful Chicagoans" by Chicago Magazine.[2]

Burke is the longest-serving aldermen in Chicago history.[3]

Burke is the lead partner in a law firm that works in property tax appeals.[4] On November 29, 2018, Burke's office at Chicago City Hall and his Aldermanic ward office were seized by federal agents, who ejected staff and papered over the doors and windows.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Novak, Tim (May 25, 2009). "Burke gets zoning break, special parking; Powerful alderman gets zoning break, special parking". Chicago Sun-Times.
  2. "100 Most Powerful Chicagoans". Chicago Magazine. March 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  3. "45 years in, Ald. Burke is longest serving city council member: Sneed". Chicago Sun-Times. 3 November 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Spielman, Fran (November 29, 2018). "Federal agents show up at Ald. Ed Burke's City Hall office, paper over windows". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 29 November 2018.