CHICAGO | Longtime Chicago council member charged in federal probe
CHICAGO — One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history has been charged with attempted extortion for “corruptly soliciting has business” for his private law firm, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday.
If convicted, Alderman Ed Burke could face up to 20 years in prison.
The charge follows November raids of the Democrat’s offices at City Hall and in his Southwest Side ward.
Burke’s law firm represented the high-rise tower that bears President Donald Trump’s name.