Ed Burke, 14th Ward | Politics | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Politics

Ed Burke, 14th Ward

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


ENTERED OFFICE: 1969, winning a special election upon the death of incumbent Joseph Burke, his father


ALL IN THE FAMILY: Wife Anne Burke is a state supreme court justice

WHAT ELSE: Runs a law firm that represents numerous city contractors. Receives millions in contributions from politicians and business interests. Finance committee chairmanship gives him oversight of billions of dollars in city expenditures.

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS: Was Burke secretly behind the challenge to knock Emanuel off the ballot? How much will Emanuel make him grovel to keep his committee chairmanship?

Return to the City Council guide

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 


Add a comment