Posts Tagged “Ed Burke”

Mayor Lightfoot should not rush to judgement on Burke

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Mayor Lightfoot should not rush to judgement on Burke

Mayor Lightfoot should not rush to judgement on Burke Newly elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has used the troubles of Alderman Ed Burke to bolster her image as a “reformer” and pandered to the hedonic character of the mainstream news media demanding that he resign. But in America, the mob doesn’t rule, the Rule of…

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke deserves the benefit of the doubt. He’s been in office more than 40 years and despite some political controversies has never had any legal issues, until now. Yet despite the Federal indictment, Burke is innocent until proven guilty and he deserves to continue his service…

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Burke Is Real Mayor Of Southwest Side

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Burke Is Real Mayor Of Southwest Side By RAY HANANIA • Friday, June 22, 2012 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Rahm Emanuel may have the title of Chicago mayor but when it comes to the best interests of the Southwest Side, the title belongs to Ed Burke, the Dean of Chicago City Council. It’s clear Emanuel doesn’t…

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Election Day Results Are Not All That Bad

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Election Day Results Are Not All That Bad By RAY HANANIA • Friday, March 23, 2012 Southwest News-Herald When I covered Chicago City Hall and my first election in 1979, the press corps there would often leave around lunchtime to eat at a nearby Chinese Restaurant on Wells Street. Part of the reason was elections…

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Race Should Not Be An Issue in Chicagoland Politics

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Race Should Not Be An Issue in Chicagoland Politics By RAY HANANIA • Friday, March 02, 2012 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Race shouldn’t be an issue in politics, but when it is used to draw boundaries, we should be considering the interests of all of the racial groups involved. The 23rd Ward is a good example…

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