Another Burke Political Job
- The Illinois Senate today confirmed a nominee to a high-paying state panel whose political connections are a virtual trifecta: Her mother is a state Supreme Court justice, her father is a powerful Chicago alderman, and her uncle is a state legislator.
Gov. Pat Quinn's nomination of Jennifer A. Burke to the state's Pollution Control Board passed 43-11. She is the daughter of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Chicago Ald. Ed Burke. State Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago, is Ald. Burke's brother.
Jennifer Burke, previously assistant corporation counsel supervisor for Chicago, will make $117,043 annually on board.
Was this covered locally? Regardless, it sure is amazing how the connected few keep managing to land on these $120,000 a year gigs while the rest of society struggles through the double dip recession.
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