Powerful Chicago Alderman Charged with Attempted Extortion
January 3, 2019 3:00PM CST
A powerful Chicago Alderman has been charged with attempted extortion. Alderman Ed Burke is accused of using his position as an alderman to solicit business for his private law firm, which specializes in property-tax appeals. The charge against Burke comes after two recent raids by the FBI on both of his aldermanic offices.