Mayor Daley and two of the City Council's most influential alderman received threatening letters in the mail that contained a white powdery substance — later determined to be talcum power.
In addition to Daley, the letters were received by Finance Committee Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th) and the City Council's 80-year-old elder statesman Ald. Bernard Stone (50th). The alderman received their packages last night.
Daley received his this morning. All three were mailed in brown envelopes with bubble wrap.
Interim Police Supt. Dana Starks said the powder was non-threatening and believed to be talcum powder.