Ald. Ed Burke taps into campaign funds while awaiting trial

By the time FBI agents raided Burke’s Town Hall and 14th Ward offices in November 2018, Burke’s three campaign funds exceeded $ 12 million, records show. For decades, the mainstay of the Southwest Side has mainly sat on the growing mountain of countryside money, leading many city hall watchers to wonder what the septuagenarian alderman, in office since 1969, has been wondering about. planned to do with the money.

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