Friday, January 04, 2019

A Two-fer?

  • Ald. Edward M. Burke allegedly tried to leverage Burger King executives to give his law firm business to clear the way for a remodeling project at one of their fast-food restaurants in his ward, federal prosecutors charged in a complaint made public Thursday.

    The charges revolve around the Burger King location at 4060 S. Pulaski, the Sun-Times has confirmed. That location was thrust into the headlines after Laquan McDonald was fatally shot nearby 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014.

    The company sought support from Burke for the remodeling project, and he aggressively tried to land Burger King as a client for his firm to do property tax work across the Chicago area and suburban counties, prosecutors allege.
We surveyed about 124 people and not a single one has any idea why the media had to identify the Burger King as being near the location where the Laquan shooting took place. We guess they're just assholes.

And Burke might have entangled a bonus politician in his web of corruption:
  • Federal charges of attempted corruption against Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, have seeped into the race for mayor, with candidate Lori Lightfoot charging that rival Toni Preckwinkle “apparently” is unnamed pol referenced in the charges as receiving an extorted $10,000 campaign donation via Burke.

    In a statement and a later interview, Lightfoot underlined that she is a former federal prosecutor and said that Burke was well known to have been raising money for Preckwinkle’s re-election as Cook County Board president around the time Burke allegedly was demanding financial favors from a fast-food restaurant chain.

    “Based on what I know, it would appear the politician referenced is her,” Lightfoot said. “She needs to confirm or deny.”
Quite frankly, this is great news and could blow a giant hole in Prickwrinkle's campaign. It's certainly ammunition for every other candidate to slap her around with.

So now, does Burke - facing 20 years - make a deal for a few other heads? He's 75 and any Federal time is pretty much a death sentence.

Second of all, did Special Ed strip him of his retirement star and is he going to sit at callback instead of the City Council chambers?

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254 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is will he sing or will he be like the mob and take his dirt with him to the grave. The machine may have a kink in its armor now

1/04/2019 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Pete Andrews is singing like a canary.

1/04/2019 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many other chains and mom and pop stores did he strong arm!!!!

He had his big nose all in the Police Department for years! I hope he dies in prison.

1/04/2019 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t have any love for Preckwinkle, but it makes me wonder if a certain pattern is holding true. That is if Daley’s get stiff competition they wind up getting charged by the G. Happened to Miriam santos and others.

1/04/2019 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Citizen Richard said...

Ha Ha! Greedy Bastard got hung up trying to "fix" some driveways and leveraging B.K. to give his law firm all their tax biz.
Moral of this story, don't fuck with the magical Burger King.

1/04/2019 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN News later learned that Preckwinkle amended her campaign finance report to the Board of Elections to report the contribution from last Jan. 12. It was from Shoukat Dhanani, the owner of the Burger King at the heart of the charges against Burke.

https://wgntv.com/2019/01/03/campaign-money-tied-to-burkes-alleged-extortion-scheme-intended-for-preckwinkle/

Hmmmmm.....had to amend? Must mean she forgot to report it. How many others did she forget.

1/04/2019 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Someone should have told the old bird to retire, or that it wasn't the 1970's anymore. Isn't this guy supposed to be Piggot's clout? Mr. Charming himself and the former Scourge of the police academy as well as the current dickbag in charge of the 001st district. What other multiple merit Commanders can we speculate on as to being Burke's secret puppet? I say secret because we all know that merit sponsors seldom know the promotion stealers that they are submitting.

1/04/2019 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burker King

1/04/2019 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw on the news that the money Burke was extorting (allegedly!!! Yeah right!) was given to Toni, Toni, Toni, and she failed to report it...until tonight when it was “rejected”. Nothing like waiting a year, huh Toni?! God, I hope she gets caught up in this. Maybe the swamp is beginning to see lower water levels?? Get the popcorn popper going. We’re going to need more.

1/04/2019 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger The Exterminator said...

Here's to hoping aldercreature arena is the next jagoff to have to make bail at the Dirksen Federal Building.

1/04/2019 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty-Assed toorah-loorah
blarney and bullshit m/fer.

No wonder Annie The Supreme was looking
so gassed at her swearing-in for the new term.

Bet a fat man on his best Friday she'll step down
for "family" reasons.

All kinds of crooked, on-the-wrong-feet
shoes are going to be sticking from under
the stout brick shit-shack the Feds are
going to drop on the City Council chambers
and the exempt suites at CPD HQ.

>KA-BLOOEEEY!<

Best ever if there were to be no survivors.
The peed-on peons could use a good laugh.

No wonder Rahm hiked up his tutu
and ran like a little bitch.

1/04/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypocrite

Prosecutors told the judge that Burke, who has publicly opposed the National Rifle Association and proposed multiple gun-control ordinances over the years, had 23 guns at his offices alone. The judge said one condition of his continued release is that he gets rid of all his guns, including any at his home. He also was required to turn over his passport.

1/04/2019 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the tribune, the indictment states that Toni never reported the campaign contribution to the state. Her campaign says it was sent back. Inquiring minds want to know...

1/04/2019 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope the Feds are looking at much more than this incident. Where there’s smoke there’s a Forrest fire with this guy. He’s been around for 50 years. I’m guessing there’s no way this is his first time doing this crap. Hopefully the Feds take a long look at Burke’s pal Preckwinkle too. Hopefully this causes others that have fallen victim to him or others to come forward too. Let’s pray.

1/04/2019 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle’s people say she has no relationship with Burke, but he’s out there hustling to get her a rack? Nobody in Burke’s position is trying to raise $10k for someone unless there’s some sort of endgame.

1/04/2019 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Preckwinkle was an Alderman. It wouldn’t be a stretch to think she’s tight with Burke and may have some explaining to do. After all, she’s a Chicago politician. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Burke gives people up and the Feds have more dirt. Burke probably knows about everyone. Maybe he can give up so much that they actually add time to his life.

1/04/2019 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About fucking time🖕🏼burke

1/04/2019 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol... given that Burke’s an asshole— I find it hard to think he needs 10k for re-election purposes. Hey FBI, look into Preckwrinkle’s business too— if the possibility of bad money is going to her like this, than their is more where that came from. Quite possibly look into all of Burke’s business; ROTTEN TO THE CORE

1/04/2019 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chico admits receiving a call from Preckwinkle asking for a donation and to help Burke raise money for her campaign? Looks like Mendoza, Vallas and Daley are doing a happy dance.

1/04/2019 12:52:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Rahm's "Chicago Values" were on full display with two Aldermen charged with felonies, within 24 hrs.! The Media used to call Burke the "Dean" of the City Council, sort of like when they used to call Hyde Park Ald. Larry Bloom, the City Council's "Conscience"; until he went to Federal Prison. Yet, the Dynamics of the Progressive Democrats today are different. In the past Da Machine would at least wait until a conviction before trashing a colleague, especially someone as powerful as Burke. But today, within hours, not days of the arraignment, Progressive Ald. Arena was asking for Burke to resign. Progressive Rahm's Office was suggesting that Burke step-down from his Chairmanship of the powerful Finance Committee. The City Council used to be split along racial lines. But today it is split, as is the National Democrat Party, along Progressive Lines, meaning Socialists vs Capitalists! Rahm, and Arena are both Hardcore Socialists, except when it comes to acquiring personal wealth, especially with Rahm. And it is clear, that there is no "L" as in Loyalty in the word Progressive! Almost immediately, Chico, claims he is returning any monies that Burke donated to his campaign. Mendoza, who used to consider Burke and Madigan her "Mentors", is already renouncing Burke. Preckwinkle whose campaign allegedly received a $10,000 campaign contribution as part of Burke's shakedown of the businessman, claims they cannot find the donation. As for the former Gangbanger and Punk Munoz, whose family got away with running a business selling fake I.D.'s to Illegals; his wife was on T.V. saying her husband is an alcoholic, and she has sustained abuse causing her to be hospitalized for PTSD! If convicted of a felony, do aldermen lose their City pensions? Amazing how Lisa Madigan was Attorney General for almost 20 yrs. and she could not find corruption in Cook County! Oh, and don't forget the arrest of a COPA official, for making threats against one of their branch offices. We are living in "Entertaining" Times. Stay Strong & Safe! Baby "G"

1/04/2019 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous The Ghost of Joe Curtin said...

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!

1/04/2019 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dems are eating their own after Burke charging. Rahm, Chuy, Lightfoot, Bill Daley making statements on Burke. All backpedaling, all members of the same crime family, the Chicago/Cook County Democratic Party. If Burke is guilty and I was the US Attorney I would offer him complete freedom if he gave up the inner workings of this criminal enterprise called local government. Burke has written books about Chicago government but now he needs to tell the secrets, stay out of prison and rake in the cash from a tell all book. And this is what you get from a one party system, total corruption.

1/04/2019 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man a certain family has to be nervous... no more city hall, court section or forensic services assignmets.

1/04/2019 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of aldermen holding guns for the kings why did the FBI find 23 guns at Burke's office?

1/04/2019 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy! Is this great!

Hopefully the Feds will start following the money, do some forensic audits and make their way into that other vipers nest: Madigan's law firm...

Let's pry all these J/O's out of office the good old fashioned Chicaga Way - JAIL CELLS!

This is TRULY a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/04/2019 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Burke made news on MarketWatch with a photo
of him dressed like a Boss/Godfather going into courthouse.
I hope Burger King fights back. Why be blackmailed by this
washed up political pol/pimp?

1/04/2019 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

don't forget the 23 guns that the feds grabbed from this cocksucker too.

1/04/2019 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the poor old man alone! He's 75 years old for cripes sake. This is probably the first time in his 40+ years as Aldercreature that he ever attempted to pull such a brazen stunt such as this one.
It's not like he could have been able to do this before lol.

Take notice fellow Alder-tards as well as you multiple merit exempt Commanders. The party is over! In this age of accountability nobody cares who you suck or fuck to get to where you are at now.

Somebody tell the old geezer he better start dropping multiple merit dimes. Otherwise, he's going to be ending the rest of his short lifespan up at Club Fed.

Somewhere Bob Cooley is smiling right now

1/04/2019 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that the slumtimes had to name the business owner, he'll probably have to hire security so that he doesn't end up as trunk music for the outfit...

1/04/2019 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In honor of bugsy burke, burger king officials are renamimg thier beverages to the Chi-town shakedown found on the chicago value meals menu...

1/04/2019 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best was the statement released by Billy meathead Daly saying its time for the 14th ward to bring in fresh faces, yoy dumb motherf****r include your ugly face in that statement.

1/04/2019 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's not to like about this story?

1/04/2019 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That turd still has a star on his belt.

1/04/2019 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the lace curtain Irish Burkes, Eddy with his thousand dollar suits and Anne driving a Bentley. Down to earth people living in the 14th ward.

1/04/2019 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered" is the old axiom.

Millions and millions in lawyer fees earned over 50 years, taxpayer-funded body guards, wife is a state supreme court judge, and you still don't have enough???

Ooooops!

1/04/2019 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know these Democrats are covered in Teflon don't you. Won't stick.

1/04/2019 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Community will be boycotting BK now for picking on Aldermen for just doing their job the CHICAGO WAY.

1/04/2019 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Burger King and YOU can't have it YOUR way!!

Just another reason that this City needs to get rid of at least 25 aldercreatures...NO need for that many! Lets start saving money and get rid of corruption for a change in this city.

1/04/2019 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all know the story about Hogs and Pigs right. Well Burke has been King Hog for way too many years. Think he is worried he may lose pension? Think again he has millions socked away from his years of stealing as much as he could get his greedy hands on. Hope he has some orange pocket squares, or so Yu weat a pocket square in a jumpsuit?

1/04/2019 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop dropping hints and name names.

1/04/2019 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen reader: Can someone explain to me why the Feds found 23 guns executing search warrants in connection with this case? Why in the world does a proud liberal Democrat need 23 guns? I think we are owed an answer to the question from Ed directly. This guy has his own security detail but is running around in possession of an extraordinary amount of firearms.

1/04/2019 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of most importance to us here at SCC is how many current and former CPD brass talked to Fed Ed on that same phone. Thousands of recorded calls fellas. Thousands. Hope you thought it was worth it to give Fed Ed the info he wanted. Save yourself now, go see The AUSA and tell all. Word is this is a lengthy and very productive investigation. Fed Ed was just the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Guess he was just trying to score the big fish for the law firm before he moved on.
Can’t wipe this smile off my face.

1/04/2019 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many ranking CPD Exempts were overheard on the Title III, the letters from the DOJ will be forthcoming.

1/04/2019 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They feed pigs but they slaughter hogs" Using cell- phones and e-mails. How sloppy can you get? In the beginning you are very careful everything is airtight but in time you get more and more greedy. Everything comes easier and easier and you just become sloppy. Cell-phones and e-mail. How amateur for an old PRO. Bet he sings and it wont be Irish tunes at a piano bar.

1/04/2019 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Tom Rowan have to say? I hear he is willing to reveal everything that is going on at the Committee on Finance.
Go Tom Go!

1/04/2019 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Lightfoot former federal prosecutor ha-ha wonder what her bone will be when she loses. When I was a teen I dated a crazy coppers kid ( young love sucks.) Dads partner wanted the son. Female P.O. attacked me while I was attending a city college campus. Yes I was the only one enrolled. OPS investgator Lightfood did shit not even a suspension. (Still have all the original paperwork to prove it) I later went on to have a 30+ career with CPD now retired with no disciplinary. Imagine that. I learned early on. Thanks for that the Chicago way. Female P.O. was gone before her 20 and the prince of a son never could get on CPD. Pretty funny story now..

1/04/2019 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are hanging your hopes on the same FBI that cleared Hilary Clinton. Your chickens haven't hatched yet so stop counting them. Burke has lasted a long time at the head of the most corrupt city council in America and will not go down without a fight. I would love to see him and the rest of the democratic machine behind bars but that is just wishful thinking. I would love it though, but if you could bet on the outcome at this point the odds at best are even.

1/04/2019 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Boss Burke's offices had 23 guns? -Fullfilling the true picture of a Chicago Boss.

1/04/2019 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Richie?

1/04/2019 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the street in front of Boss Burke's house stay on the first priority for Streets & San for snow removal?

1/04/2019 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is too early in the race. By February this will be a distant memory. Burke has close ties with Susanna Mendoza too.

1/04/2019 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

say good-bye to the husband and wife Sgts. Who were promoted merit Sgt by Burke. Amanda Vanek 18th district and her husband can kiss the bars goodbye.

1/04/2019 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feds looking for corruption in Chicago is like shooting fish in a barrel.... Can't miss because EVERYBODY gets a participation trophy in the Dem machine...

1/04/2019 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke tried to “have it his way” with Burger King. Now he’s looking at a “whopper” of an indictment. Rot in prison you crooked bastard.

1/04/2019 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders (CPD ret.) said...

No comment about the obvious attack on the Police by adding the part about the Burger King being the location where McDonald was shot? How was that relevant to the Burke story? The answer is it is not but it is simply another chance for the news media to attack CPD.

1/04/2019 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, Burke gets caught. It’s about time.

Preckwinkle knows she’s next.

1/04/2019 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke had his fingers in all sorts of shenanigans at the airports.If I had a contract out there, I'd be puckering up.

1/04/2019 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn’t the Trump Justice Department want to punish Chicago politicians for their Sancturary City policies? Seems more than a coincidence that they were wire-tapping Eddie and perhaps others before the Burger King incident. This may only be the tip of the iceberg.

1/04/2019 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty dirty dirty. Burke was a cop long enough to have the city pay off his law degree. Three years. After that he was long gone. This guy has been dirty from day one as an alderman. Worked midnight's guarding the inside of city hall as a ppo.

1/04/2019 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

This House of Cards could really come a-tumbling down.

1/04/2019 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forty years in office and they finally nailed the old shark. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

1/04/2019 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reports are that Gerry Chico was assisting Ald. Burke in raising the funds also. Chico did this at the request of Preckwinkle. Looks like the other candidates will have plenty of mud to throw at Preckwinkle and Chico. You can’t make this stuff up.

1/04/2019 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Ed Burke get a retirement star when he was never a cop For twenty year. I believe Ed Burke was a cop for 3-4 years when he became an alderman so he isn’t entitled to a retirement star. If he got a retirement star then an investigation has to be looked into that.

1/04/2019 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNEED: Me thinks Burke is fucked!

1/04/2019 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan does the same conflict of interest game with his law firm too.

1/04/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many exempt spots he controlled? At least 6 or 8 , if not more.

1/04/2019 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

Sounds from reading the indictment that someone was wearing a wire!

I’m guessing there are many Chicago and Cook County politicians with concern on who Burke is going to give up to the Feds! I’m guessing he he is going to have to give up some big names.

1/04/2019 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous james leonard said...

I don't like Burke, but calls for him to resign before a conviction are ridiculous. What happened to innocent until proven guilty. They try the same thing with Trump. Let them have their day in court. Remember when President Reagan's Labor Secretary Ray Donovan was indicted and he was forced to resign, only to be found not guilty. He asked, Where do I go to get my reputation back. And Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, indicted but found not guilty. We should hold judgement until he is convicted.

1/04/2019 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one count?
10k from a burger king?
Eddie has been weaving his BS for 50 years and he suddenly gets sloppy and gets caught on this?
I wouldn't be surprised if this never gets to trial.
Something smells here.

1/04/2019 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All i know is burger king took cpd 50% off away about a week ago.

1/04/2019 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to his exclusive interview with his Slum-Times apologist Michael Sneed.

1/04/2019 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news also failed to mention that this is the same Burger King that failed to put a slice of cheese on my Whopper.

1/04/2019 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IDK why people need a safe dropped on their heads before they realize Precki is as big a steaming pile of crap that there is. She knew what was going on the guy threw fundraisers for her ffs, and her little imp running the sao as well. GMAB. And ive had enough of chuy as well he was preckys lapdog until she didn't back his smarmy ass for mayor. Then again they are all full of it. What a great field.

1/04/2019 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who exactly is surprised by this? Funny thing is, people will still support the Winkle!

1/04/2019 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay tuned, this is going to get much more interesting. Are there people in rahm’s inner sanctum that owe their careers to Burke and are now
terrified about conversations which they are part of. Makes one wonder what the Burke security valets know or what errands they may have run for him.

1/04/2019 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke is pure greed, entitled and a pompous A Hole. And shove that gold badge you wear up your rotten ass. It means nothing. Tell me again why we need 50 Alderman? And why in today’s world we dont have term limits on ALL elected officials BTW Preckwinkle is a scumbag too. anti-police race baiter and soft on crime. All of us city workers better and family better stick together and Vote for the best candidate who most represents us. This city is in turmoil

1/04/2019 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't they find like 36 gun's on his property? I dont remember him being Pro-2nd or his wife Anne on the IL. Supreme court.

What will happen to his airport army now? All those 050 guys?

1/04/2019 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW,
Just read the complaint. All I can say is, what a fucking jag off.................. I'm seeing punitive damages. Probably in the thousands$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I hope that alder scum has to eat cat food for the rest of his life. I want to see him lose his pension too!

1/04/2019 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Rod can have some Chicago company at his Colorado residence.

1/04/2019 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous KC said...

-From today's Trib article-Sources said the restaurant was a Burger King located at 4060 S. Pulaski Road — the same establishment that black teenager Laquan McDonald passed by in October 2014 moments before he was fatally shot 16 times by white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting last year. reporters Bill Ruthhart and Jason Meisner
This is such crap. McDoanld was not passing by and this subtle and insidious attack on police angers me to no end.

1/04/2019 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! What is merit Sgt Vanek gonna do for his next promotion? He got two merit bumps because he's related to Burke

1/04/2019 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business as usual. Glad the Feds nailed this POS Burke. City politics and the State of Illinois is so corrupt. Greed Power Entitlement Look at the Clowns we have in office who the people vote in. Wonder why the State is losing population by the thousands each year. Taxing the shit out of us for the people in powers personal gain. Advice is get your earned pension and flee out of state.

1/04/2019 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is retired P.O. R.S. still driving Ald. Burke around or did he leave the detail?
FYI: retired P.O. R.S. was on Blago's security detail as well and left shortly before Blago's indictment.
Retired P.O. R.S. is Dean Angleo's former Lodge 7 president) brother in law.
Retired P.O. R.S.'s son (same name) is an ISP; wonder where he works?
Did someone drop a dime on ole Eddie?

1/04/2019 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC: Good point regarding the media dragging the McDonald incident at the Burger King into the reports of Burke's federal charges. Another example of NBC 5 and their "journalist" Carol Marin creating the myth-or legacy-of Laquan McDonald.

Retired.38 spl+P

1/04/2019 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw Bill Daley (bigger crook) take out the Brutus dagger and thrust it into Burke on fox32. Don't throw stones if u live in a glass house.

1/04/2019 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary ran pay for play while sec of state in the Obama cabinet. Hillary did favors when cash flowed into the foundation. Nothing happened to her.

1/04/2019 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Buddy Rogers said...

To a nicer guy it could not happen.

1/04/2019 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Madigan family lost some sleep last night.

1/04/2019 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine the talk around the Illinois Supreme Court, "Oh hi Ann other than the Federal thing how is Ed doing?"
She is as crooked as he is !!

1/04/2019 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you FBI, they finally got the HOG, how much power and money does one person need or want. He got relaxed and sloppy. Now that he has been stripped of the finance chairman, he really doesnt need his Police guards.I would think that he wont run for re election either. The Burke power is finished but how embarrassing is this for his wife the judge.BYE BYE EDDIE, BLAGO WILL SHOW YOU AROUND THE PLACE

1/04/2019 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Citizen Richard said...
Ha Ha! Greedy Bastard got hung up trying to "fix" some driveways and leveraging B.K. to give his law firm all their tax biz.
Moral of this story, don't fuck with the magical Burger King.

1/04/2019 12:12:00 AM


Just ask Ronald Mc Donald The Mc Donald hit

1/04/2019 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 current standing aldermen are facing criminal charges! Only in Chicago.

1/04/2019 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In his first go-around in Federal prison Vrdolyak shared his cell with George Ryan and Bill Hanhardt. ERV was the cook for the group.

In their coming visit to prison ERV, Burke and Cochran can share a cell and again ERV can do the cooking and Cochran can do the clean up work. Burke can sit and tell historical stories to entertain the others.

1/04/2019 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Andrew's from Mt.Greenwood is singing like an opera star, I sure hope Madigan has a bag packed cause they are coming for him. You dont think Rahm had any th hing to do with this do you? He is not running again so I bet he dropped the dime on Burke. MS.TONI HAD A RESTLESS NIGHT OF SLEEP TOO, I BET SHE SLEPT WITH HER CLOTHES ON TOO, JUST WAITING FOR THE FEDS TO COME KNOCKING.

1/04/2019 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the late 60's Burke and Alderman Gabinski somehow managed a huge tax break for Carson Pierrie Scott on their Chicago properties. Shortly after that Carson P sold a property they owned on Powers Lake, Wi called Honey Bear Farm to Burke at a firesale price. An amazing coincidence. 75 yrs old, a millionaire, and still stealing more. There's a saying, "Pigs get fat, hogs go to market", off to the market you go Eddie.

1/04/2019 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does a guy who has 24/7 armed security need 23 guns??? And you know he was behind every law/ordinance to ban weapons from the city. I love these guys that think they’re above everyone else. Too bad they didn’t indict him years ago. Blago got 14 years for a payoff. Hopefully Burke’s spends his final days in jail.

1/04/2019 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as they are looking the media can also research the ecempt job (s) ed burke jr has had since her majesty has taken over county govt. They may find one of many quid pro quos. Cmon wztchdogs do your job and dint give this phoney a pass.

1/04/2019 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who talked in Burke’s cell in the past year won’t be sleeping to well. Live by the sword...

1/04/2019 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Prickwankle going to admit there's a code of silence among Illinois politicians

1/04/2019 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was am interesting side issue that Burke had a small arsenal uncovered at his offices (23 firearms).

How did Burke vote on Chicago ordinances designed to restrict the Second Amendment Rights of Chicagoans over the years?

It reminded me of former Aldercreature Dick Mell, who took anti-gun positions in the City Council (as well as the goofy positions of his son-in-law, Rod Blagojevich on guns and ammo) while privately maintaining a stockpile of weapons for his personal collection.

1/04/2019 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be awesome if this takes Taxwinkle down. She’s no good for Chicago.

1/04/2019 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope that many other businesses come forward to the FBI and produce viable evidence that Burke extorted money and personal business from them, too. We all know that Burke has strong armed everyone in this city, including countless CPD members. This greedy mother fucker needs to die in prison.

1/04/2019 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Burke 020th district commander Sean loughran juice/father in law? Hmmmmmmm

1/04/2019 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A police officer is stripped immediately when charged with an offense and I agree with that procedure. An exempt is stripped and must return his take home police vehicle when he is charged with an offense and I agree with that too. Alderman Burke should be stripped of his transport detail immediately. It has a terrible appearance that the Chicago Police Department is driving this accused criminal around in official CPD vehicles. It will look particularly bad if CPD drives him to his court appearances in CPD vehicles. Stop the detail now!!! He was forced to turn in his 23 guns and he should be forced to turn in his hired guns as well. In addition, he should no longer have his own radio callsign on the CPD communications system. He is an accused criminal now and should not be supported or propped up by the police. It's 2019 not 1929!

1/04/2019 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hold the pickles hold the lettuce special orders don't upset us. have it your way at Burger King!!

1/04/2019 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lock him up. Burke will go stir crazy and start seeing
the Burger King wearing green tights all over that lockup.
A Tom Dart pizza suite? Baby, you past that landmark a
long time ago.
How does it feel to be a lawyer in jail?

1/04/2019 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the commenters mentioned Arena. If you Jeff-Parkers want him gone. Look into that low income project he pushed through. Anybody that doesn't think his family profited in some ill gotten way doesn't understand Chicago.

1/04/2019 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WGN News later learned that Preckwinkle amended her campaign finance report to the Board of Elections to report the contribution from last Jan. 12. It was from Shoukat Dhanani, the owner of the Burger King at the heart of the charges against Burke.

https://wgntv.com/2019/01/03/campaign-money-tied-to-burkes-alleged-extortion-scheme-intended-for-preckwinkle/

Hmmmmm.....had to amend? Must mean she forgot to report it. How many others did she forget.

1/04/2019 12:16:00 AM

Yeah right Toni. Had to amend your report? You forgot to report it? We’re not all stupid like you think. I can guarantee the Feds aren’t either.

1/04/2019 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many others sitting on the City Council?

1/04/2019 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In honor of bugsy burke, burger king officials are renamimg thier beverages to the Chi-town shakedown found on the chicago value meals menu...

That made me spit out my coffee - thanks for the chuckle

1/04/2019 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke was supposed to step aside and let a Hispanic run for Alderman a while ago His arrogance and hubris would not allow that. The only reason he stayed as alderman in that ward, mostly Hispanic for years, is because deals were cut and promises made with HDC and other Hispanics. Notice the Burger King that made the complaint was Hispanic owned. This is the remnants of the old HDC and Chewy Garcia flexing their new muscle.

1/04/2019 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did that turd still have poleece detail?

I sat in on a zoning meetings a while back. There were a couple of small businesses that applied for zoning in his ward. During the process, he appeared from the back room and gave his blessing to both applicants in front of the zoning board. Curious what, if anything, it took to get him to support their applications. I will say this, because of him, I decided to open my business outside of the city. I couldn’t deal with his proposed ordinance at the time. Glad to see him finally indicted.

1/04/2019 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a feature film about him in the future.
With Netflix, you don't need the big studios anymore.
Baby-faced attorney and Aldercreature turns to the
Dark Side.
You don't win football games anymore with mink coats
and gold chains, as many stars are finding out.
I won't play all year if I can preserve my precious body.
And I'll be out-of-touch for that closing season game.
Oh, I was supposed to check in with YOU? Man, you
think I'm a slave 'cause I signed a contract?

1/04/2019 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you haven't read the complaint against Burke, you should:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-edward-burke-criminal-complaint-pdf-20190103-htmlstory.html

Altho 37 pages long, it moves along briskly.

2 big takeaways.

1. If everything said in the complaint is true (and it so detailed it would be hard to imagine that it's not true), then Burke is guilty as hell.

2. Since Burke as been in office for 50 years or so, I can guarantee you this is THE TIP OF THE FUCKING ICEBERG. This surely is not the first time this happened. It's just the first time he got caught.

King-maker my ass. He tried to bend these people over just to get some business for his property tax law firm. A complete low-life maneuver. Throw the fucking book at him.

Finally, just exactly who is the "politician" who was supposed to receive the campaign donation mentioned? Pricky-winky perhaps? Wow, hope that is enough to knock her out of the race.

1/04/2019 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just picture the burger king guy from the commercials sitting in Burkes office shaking his giant plastic head as burke tells him how much money he has to pay him to get the permits approved.

1/04/2019 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" (430 ILCS 66/65)
Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:
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(5) Any building or portion of a building under the

control of a unit of local government."

1/04/2019 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not mentioning any names and the fact that there are no statute of limitations for Arson; then back in the early 90's Burke attempted to influence an Arson for Profit investigation. One of his contributors and personal friend became a suspect in an Arson of his business. Long story short, he started putting pressure on police officials, who then told the Detective more or less to wrap it up. The involved Detective learned Bruke was behind trying to shut down his investigation and went directly to ATF because of Federal Laws involved. Once the Detective got ATF to take over the investigation, he went to City Hall and gave Burke the ATF Agents business cards. He told Burke not to call the usual on the CPD but to refer all his inquiries to the ATF Agents. I heard Bruke looked like a deer in the headlights.

1/04/2019 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke And Bilandic Both golden Spoon jerks since day 1 steal a penny off dead mans Eye.

1/04/2019 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one seems surprised about this...The IS the Chicago way. These are our "values" and our common core. Burke is a machine politician, we kept voting him in like he was royalty. His office has denied police officers workman's comp claims for many years. I wonder what fresh hell will become of that responsibility now. I once ripped a calf muscle doing police work, and within three days I received a letter denying me and any right to workman's compensation claims. I wasn't even able to walk around freely yet, and the letter from his office came. So lets roast this long overdue pig, and send him off to prison.

And what the hell does this story remotely have to do with LQM? He walked past one of the Burger King restaurants that Burke was strong arming? So Fracking what?

1/04/2019 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noticed how Michael sneed is writing anything about her boyfriend eddie burke in the suntimes wrong sneed no more free trips to ireland

1/04/2019 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the 23 guns confiscated from the good alderman count towards Eds “one gun an hour” recovery rate? They can proudly display the haul on a folding table hastily set up in a police garage. Then you guys will have almost an entire day to do nothing.

1/04/2019 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing from these comments is the involvement of Rahm’s continual companion arrogant smart ass Rebekah Scheinfeld of CDOT. Her crooked organization was complicit in this whole mess and as many commenters said it’s not the first time. cDOT has routinely allowed Rahm donors to park illegally, damage city streets and have violated handicapped rights. Also Burke’s boy Pigott has on numerous occasions refused to ticket rule donors for illegal parking without a permit. Enough of this nonsense, it’s all going to the FBI. This all must stop. Rahm and the rest of the dems need to rot in jail as well.

1/04/2019 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad Slim bag Joe Curtain wasn't still alive to see his clout go to the shit house.

1/04/2019 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They waited till he's 75yrs old to investigate him.Fuckin joke nothing will happen to him

1/04/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GooFioretti is on the news grandstanding about ethics and attacking Burke. Why did he take money from Burke to allegedly deal with his campaign debt? If he wants to discuss ethics, why doesn’t he and his phony vote fraud campaign manager pay their bills?

1/04/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to tax the soda pop drinkers again. Periwinkle is not known for making sharp decisions.

1/04/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Merit Sgt.'s M.V and A.V. aren't moving up.

1/04/2019 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhh ! I'm sure there is some coppers & fireman crying right now. They already donated to Burke's fund so that they will be the next merit pick. Kiss that money good byb SUCKERS!

Now get yourself promoted the legit way.

1/04/2019 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those charges are a real Whopper !

1/04/2019 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone photoshop a BK crown on Burke?

1/04/2019 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,wasn't it great that Rahm stepped up & said Burke should lose his job after he was indited. Where was he before, a little fraid of Burke. And whats the percentage of Alderman going to jail out of 50 & P.O. out of 12,000.

1/04/2019 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please, please tell me that Madigan is next.

1/04/2019 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke's business moto has been "I'm the only one that can lower your taxes in the city"

1/04/2019 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


We surveyed about 124 people and not a single one has any idea why the media had to identify the Burger King as being near the location where the Laquan shooting took place. We guess they're just assholes.


Watch the city rename Pulaski from 4000 - 4300 LaQuan McDonald Ave.


1/04/2019 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three Alderfucks going down, and many more to go Happy 2019. Stay Fetal, and watch these Political Fucks fall like Dominos !

1/04/2019 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bugsy Burke. I love it! Bugsy parting with his arsenal Priceless! I wonder if he's gonna give up that dimestore star he likes to flaunt. If he's smart he'll sing like a canary.

1/04/2019 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an old adage. Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. Bugsy is fat and he's gonna do some serious time.

1/04/2019 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget how many promotions he sponsored. It will be interesting of he talks.
If he does, the first person going to club fed will be Ginger Evans from aviation.

1/04/2019 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wanna bet SCC that Burke will come down with terrible health issues, and be sent to the hospital, just saying

1/04/2019 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you know why "Million Dollar Mike" doesn't use a cell phone. Next question is there any implications that a certain Supreme Court Justice had any knowledge ?

Next question how long till he is forced from the levers of power and now all alone starts to sing ?

Next question there is for surely a mole who is he or she and how deep is it really ?

Forget the popcorn , were gonna need a 7 course meal for this show

1/04/2019 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will he get to work he doesn't drive guess he will be on the CTA 😂 can't call pete Andrews he gave ed Burke up to the government and 4 others game over

1/04/2019 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not for get the deals between the media golden boy Tom Dart, his lobbyist brother Tim and Ed Burke. Hired his son and gave him a 25% pay bump when everyone else was getting 2%. Then Dart get a donation in return.

When Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was thinking about running for Chicago mayor, he got one of his biggest campaign contributions from The Burnham Committee, one of Ald. Edward M. Burke’s political funds.

The $10,000 campaign gift came after Dart hired the 14th Ward alderman’s son, Edward M. Burke Jr., as an assistant chief deputy sheriff — a job that paid $65,616 a year, county records show. Last year, Dart promoted the younger Burke — and gave him a 25 percent pay raise.

Burke Jr. holds one of 210 jobs in the sheriff’s office that are exempt from the Shakman decree, the federal court order that bans patronage hiring for most government jobs in Cook County

1/04/2019 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

revenge of the burger queen!!!

1/04/2019 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or when Tim Dart and Ed Burke where wheeling and dealing for "clients" violating the law putting liquor establishments next to churches. Remember Sheriff Dart said the Feds where incompetent even before Trump. Perhaps they can look into all these dealings.

At last month’s grand opening of a shopping center anchored by a Pete’s Fresh Market grocery, Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the supermarket as an oasis in what had been a “food desert” on the West Side.

Besides food, Pete’s also sells liquor — even though the new store is next door to a church, the Greater Bethlehem Healing Temple, and state law bans liquor sales within 100 feet of churches or schools.
So how can Pete’s be selling beer, wine and spirits?

With a little help from influential friends including Sheriff Tom Dart’s brother, Tim Dart who is a registered Illinois lobbyist and Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), who’s gotten tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the grocer in the past two years.

1/04/2019 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know they're going to begin playing "Let's Make a Deal," so what if Burke can give them a bigger fish...like Shortshanks!

1/04/2019 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF?

Burke had TWENTY-THREE FUCKING GUNS in his WARD OFFICE?

>The cheery theme music for
'Final Jeopardy' playing<

That ranges from interesting to eye-brow raising
to revelatory like a muthafuckah...

Burke with all his "power," "immunity," "impunity"
and just knowing where the majority of Chicago
political and media skeletons have been buried
over the last 50 years... Seemed to have been very
afraid of "We The People."

And that he co-signed onto all the anti-gun legislation
at the municipal level, makes him a stinking hypocrite.

Nothing to do with "gun violence" and everything to do
with municipal elected officialdom illegally disarming
the citizenry of Chicago and turning them into serfs.

That the upright and law-abiding citizenry IS armed,
provides a healthy check to the potential for systemic
corruption by elected officialdom.

Outrageously demonstrated and elevated to art & science
by the Chicago Democratic political apparatus of the
last 50 years.

Not that they have much to brag about regarding the preceding 50...

Now... Hopefully the FEDS can put the genuine fear of God
and upright men into Burke and all the rest...

1/04/2019 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARV SHEAR..............Your merit pick was ordered through BURKE, you know they you never met. The Feds are listening. What was it you got from Burke?

1/04/2019 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMO the one mayoral candidate who ends up benefitimg from this FBI investigation is the one who is behind dropping a dime to the G.

1/04/2019 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So surprised. Took only 30 years to catch this thief.
Where’s the scathing IG report ?
When will the IL Atty General demanding City Hall oversight and reform measures?
Burke hardly the first thief ever to shakedown the private sector.
Plenty of examples of Patterns and Practice in just the last 10 years.
Code of silence.

Don’t depend on the FakeNews, always failing again to dig up any comments.
These part-time alderThieves should not be allowed a mere 10 hours a week for the City and 40 hrs in their private businesses.
Term limits push should heat up.

Prickwrinkle - complicit... 100%.
As for returning her Burke Bucks, plan on SEIU to throw her another $1mil fundraiser to cover that.
Not to mention BullWrinkle was having her driver work on County time and property to campaign for KmmmFxxxx.
Mmmmmmm, mmm-mm. Why isn’t this been thoroughly examined? Oh, code of silence, it get it.

Mute Speaker Madigroin and the AG Mouse mighty quiet as is her Prickwrinkle replacement clammed up Kwamaté Ratoo.
This is a Chicago Way pimpy charge, I don’t think the Fed will do a complete connecting any additional (obvious) dots.
Miriam Santos was handed 40 months for her doing the Chicago Way politicking and the Machine didn’t even like her.
Cranky Burke will come down with the Feditis, plea out and get nothing more than supervision.

I hope I’m wrong.

1/04/2019 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of Burke but I loathe Taxwinkle.
This would be very good news for the upcoming mayoral election if true.

1/04/2019 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again it’d be good to have stock in Malox and Pepto Bismol.
Lots of nervous stomachs and tight sphincters around right now.

1/04/2019 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see a list of his guns. I bet he has some really nice ones.

1/04/2019 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has potential to get serious for the machine. Lots more to this situation and seems like the feds have been watching Burke even further back to Dec of 2015. Why did the Burke reach out to Jenner Block and US attorney in early 2016. Was he trying to CYA his other attempted shakedowns. Seems a pattern here. Bully and harass. I want to know about former FOP attorney TN and his connections to IPRA and Leaks to media and others. Is insurance fraud by the city and double billing a issue or leaking peoples personal health records to private individuals to sham and get something in return? FOP should know..... Shields is starting to look right.

1/04/2019 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chico admits receiving a call from Preckwinkle asking for a donation and to help Burke raise money for her campaign? Looks like Mendoza, Vallas and Daley are doing a happy dance.

Not surprising. Politicians do that all the time. They and business owners always donate to the “front runner” to protect their interests if she wins. This $10,000 came from a Texas company

1/04/2019 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Speaking of aldermen holding guns for the kings why did the FBI find 23 guns at Burke's office?


Depends on types of guns, who’s they were Maybe wife didn’t want guns in the house. Gun collector?
Need more info on those guns before making a judgement

1/04/2019 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much longer till madigan gets raided?????

1/04/2019 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty deeds in Chicago? Now that’s a whopper!

1/04/2019 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 23 guns found is old news...but what I'd like to know is, WHY? What was he DOING with all those guns? I mean, if someone's going to bother owning a gun, it makes sense that they might own a few. But _23_? In one's OFFICE? I'm trying to picture what 23 guns (in gun-free city hall) even LOOKS like. Closest I can come is that famous old photo of John Dillinger's weapons, and he only had 22...

1/04/2019 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye dumb dumb. Should have used a Madigan buffer, ya greedy bastard.

1/04/2019 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again the phrase comes to mind: "You just can't make this shit up!"

1/04/2019 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Burger King was pointed at because of security tapes that were suddenly missing...You know, footage that could very well have helped a particular fella now in PRISON by showing some more context about what actually went on.

1/04/2019 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WGN News later learned that Preckwinkle amended her campaign finance report to the Board of Elections to report the contribution from last Jan. 12. It was from Shoukat Dhanani, the owner of the Burger King at the heart of the charges against Burke.

https://wgntv.com/2019/01/03/campaign-money-tied-to-burkes-alleged-extortion-scheme-intended-for-preckwinkle/


Not sure of the significance of the campaign contribution as far as anything illegal. Also the article brought up that Burke and Chico in 2017 hosted a fundraiser for Preckwinkle when when she ran for the Cook County President

1/04/2019 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Burke speaks at a BOC Chiefs retirement party and tells the crowd the Chief is our guy when we need information. Wasn’t sure what he meant by that til now. What is that Chief doing now I wonder.
Guess he won’t be speaking at Sup Eddy retirement party. Can’t wait to retire. May not wait til 55 anymore.

1/04/2019 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About Time

It's about time they get the ball rolling on this POS, hopefully he starts singing and brings in all the fish starting with non other than the king himself "Richard M. Daley, and the rest of his fucken clan" HAPPY FUCKEN NEW YEAR INDEED....But alas we all know that all this is going to be swept under the rug and these fucken politicos back to corrupting and pocketing. What we need is another civil or revolution war.

1/04/2019 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they dump him from the Finance Chair I feel sorry for his security (er valet) detail which will be disbanded. I wonder if they get deposed by the Fed? Waahahaha.

1/04/2019 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Ald. Burke was unaware that in 2014 Burger King scrapped its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way." Well I suppose Burke was being his own way.

1/04/2019 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reported Burke to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission this afternoon, so that they might temporarily suspend his law license pending resolution of the criminal case. (Yes, the ARDC actually does that). Now if we only had a State's Attorney in Cook County who went after public corruption; maybe Burke could lose his pension(s) for Official Misconduct; more research to be done.

1/04/2019 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the feds would have done the 4 am wake up call to arrest this asshole. Probably didn’t do it so his wifey wouldnt get pissy in case they ever needed something from her later.

1/04/2019 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Sicilian Grandfather always said,the only thing you do on the phone is order pizza.
I guess after 50 years of fukery he got sloppy, let's see if he also forgets the rule of keeping your mouth shut.

1/04/2019 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that this reporter doesn’t find out that numerous times I have been near the locations where the Eastland sank and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre occurred. I don’t think my presence at those sites is relevant to anything, but what do I know? I am not a trained “journalist.”

1/04/2019 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All kinds of crooked, on-the-wrong-feet
shoes are going to be sticking from under
the stout brick shit-shack the Feds are
going to drop on the City Council chambers
and the exempt suites at CPD HQ.

>KA-BLOOEEEY!<

1/04/2019 12:26:00 AM

Classic, reminds me of the wizard of oz...

1/04/2019 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HaHahahahahahahahahah

1/04/2019 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so here is my question?
How many city council members owe money on their water bill and how many owe money on their property taxes/
Just curious

1/04/2019 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke takes shakedowns and payoffs
He hosts fundraising events for Toni Preckwinkle AND Kimm Foxx
Foxx and Preckwinkle goes on a major attack police/release the criminals campaign.
Am I missing something ?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-reformer-foxx-has-new-fundraising-fan-ald-burke/

1/04/2019 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni has to go

1/04/2019 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you FBI, they finally got the HOG, how much power and money does one person need or want. He got relaxed and sloppy. Now that he has been stripped of the finance chairman, he really doesnt need his Police guards.I would think that he wont run for re election either. The Burke power is finished but how embarrassing is this for his wife the judge.BYE BYE EDDIE, BLAGO WILL SHOW YOU AROUND THE PLACE

1/04/2019 08:22:00 AM

Stripped? Nope. He resigned the chairmanship of the finance committee.

Won't run for re-election? Wrong again.

The Burke power is finished? Don't gloat just yet. He just might have one more rabbit in that Irish rain hat.

Embarrassing for the wife-judge? Oh please. Get real. This is nothing out of the ordinary for Chicago. He didn't get caught in flagrante delicto. That might have embarrassed her. Maybe.

1/04/2019 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...

Lori Lightfoot former federal prosecutor ha-ha wonder what her bone will be when she loses. When I was a teen I dated a crazy coppers kid ( young love sucks.) Dads partner wanted the son. Female P.O. attacked me while I was attending a city college campus. Yes I was the only one enrolled. OPS investgator Lightfood did shit not even a suspension. (Still have all the original paperwork to prove it) I later went on to have a 30+ career with CPD now retired with no disciplinary. Imagine that. I learned early on. Thanks for that the Chicago way. Female P.O. was gone before her 20 and the prince of a son never could get on CPD. Pretty funny story now..

1/04/2019 06:18:00 AM

Did you just get home from the bar when you wrote this? Can't make sense of your story. But you are obviously lying. Lightfoot was the director of OPS in 2001/2002. If you went on to have a perfect 30+ career with CPD after Lightfoot worked there, it would be year 2035 right now. Maybe you are a cadet in space?

1/04/2019 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone posted an excerpt on 19th ward Chicago blogspot a couple of weeks ago, stating that Foxx was under investigation, and that the contents of the investigation would be revealed during the mayoral election.

https://19thwardchicago.blogspot.com/
Anonymous12/31/2018
"Source says she be gone within year.....investigation into her Department turning up wonders, it will be leaked during mayor election."


My first response was " yeah right"
Then the following comes to light

Burke is charged criminally

Burke hosts a fundraiser for Preckwinkle
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ed-burke-charged-chicago-mayors-race-20190103-story.html

Burke raised $10,000. for Toni Preckwinkle, Foxx's mentor and her former boss

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-mayoral-candidate-toni-preckwinkle-admits-10k-contribution-burke-shakedown/
Burke throws a fundraising event for the States Attorney Candidate Kimm Foxx

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-reformer-foxx-has-new-fundraising-fan-ald-burke/

Foxx's state's attorney office paved the way for a favorable two million dollar property tax settlement for Burke's law firm

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/states-attorney-kim-foxxs-deals-benefit-benefactor-ald-edward-m-burke/
Now it all begins to make sense.

Kimm Foxx. Ed Burke. Toni Preckwinkle. AND Dorothy Brown.

One wonders if the feds knows about, or is investigating, the millions of dollars missing under Preckwinkle's Cook County Office of Homeland Security, once headed by deceased former CPD Deputy Superintendent Ernie Brown ?

https://abc7chicago.com/politics/cook-county-homeland-security-director-abruptly-leaves-post-/1619039/
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-01-10-ct-met-cook-county-shield-20120110-story.html
https://quigley.house.gov/taxonomy/term/29/nbc5-chicago-news-project-shield-wasted-45-million-in-taxpayer-funding

All political hacks under the watchful eye of the U.S. Attorney/ FBI.
No wonder Jeff Sessions made so many visits here in the fall.

1/04/2019 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Sicilian Grandfather always said,the only thing you do on the phone is order pizza.

1/04/2019 03:25:00 PM

Good advice and humorous at the same time. Thanks for the hearty chuckle!

1/04/2019 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if they’ll let Burke wear his gold Rolex with the emerald green face at Club Fed?

1/04/2019 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in a scene from the movie goodfellows henry hill said" paulie cicero never talk on the and never like phones he wouldn't even have one in his home paulie said phones get you put in prison" I guess eddie burke never watch the movie goodfellows

1/04/2019 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vallas for Mayor! He is for us

1/04/2019 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought. Maybe a long shot Feds had to review the video from that Burger King to make sure it hadn’t been tampered with as Burger King claimed it had been during the McDonald incident. Maybe the owner of that BK was pissed off and mentioned the Burke dealings with the feds while being interviewed?

1/04/2019 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Preckwinkle is bringing in Chico to the Frey.

And Dorothy Brown is zeroing in on Preckwinkle.

This feeding frenzy is making for great theater.

1/04/2019 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if "somehow" he was able to get a pension from the Chicago Patrolmen's Pension Fund ?
Anyone out there with an answer ?

1/04/2019 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess poor eddy didn’t send his retired PO drivers to surveillance detection. I wonder what that would have cost him. A job? Haha

1/04/2019 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Shai Dorsai said...

Please let me know when and IF CNN, CBS, ABC, or any of the other Lame Stream Media bothers to mention the slightest mention of his 23 firearms.

Guns for me but not for Thee.

1/04/2019 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed (Eddie Pro) Burke won't need those Danner Fort Lewis
law enforcement boots he got gratis. Size 13 M.
Bids start at 295 (MSRP 400).

1/04/2019 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
revenge of the burger queen!!!

1/04/2019 11:48:00 AM

WTF does she have to do with anything? Revenge?

1/04/2019 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they will say and do anything to beef up their horse shit ratings.

1/04/2019 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mendoza’s wedding was at his house. She stinks to high heavens.

https://mobile.twitter.com/tnovaksuntimes/status/1077955821747748865

1/04/2019 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing was organized by mike Madigan! Madigan is at war with Burke right now! Inside people know what I’m talking about!

Trust me,this was a Madigan hammer on his foe Burke

1/04/2019 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Reading thru the posts a glaring omission,,, fed charges timed with burke's

reelection race ,,,,higher ups wanted burke out the alderass race

1/04/2019 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN News later learned that Preckwinkle amended her campaign finance report to the Board of Elections to report the contribution from last Jan. 12. It was from Shoukat Dhanani, the owner of the Burger King at the heart of the charges against Burke.

https://wgntv.com/2019/01/03/campaign-money-tied-to-burkes-alleged-extortion-scheme-intended-for-preckwinkle/


Not sure of the significance of the campaign contribution as far as anything illegal. Also the article brought up that Burke and Chico in 2017 hosted a fundraiser for Preckwinkle when when she ran for the Cook County President

***************

The fact that she didn't report it until she JUST amended her report to include it. That's what smells fishy.

1/04/2019 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, does this affect willie Wilson’s odds at all!?!?!

1/04/2019 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxwinkle’s spinners are spinning so hard they’re starting to spark.

1/04/2019 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We surveyed about 124 people and not a single one has any idea why the media had to identify the Burger King as being near the location where the Laquan shooting took place. We guess they're just assholes."

The phrase "sixteen times" is like a shiny object that they can't take their eyes off of.

1/04/2019 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not mentioning any names and the fact that there are no statute of limitations for Arson; then back in the early 90's Burke attempted to influence an Arson for Profit investigation. One of his contributors and personal friend became a suspect in an Arson of his business. Long story short, he started putting pressure on police officials, who then told the Detective more or less to wrap it up. The involved Detective learned Bruke was behind trying to shut down his investigation and went directly to ATF because of Federal Laws involved. Once the Detective got ATF to take over the investigation, he went to City Hall and gave Burke the ATF Agents business cards. He told Burke not to call the usual on the CPD but to refer all his inquiries to the ATF Agents. I heard Bruke looked like a deer in the headlights.

1/04/2019 09:43:00 AM

Just to let anyone interested, this is an accurate account. That detective scared the shit out Burke and the Commander of the Unit never heard from him again.

1/04/2019 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they gave him enough gold chains to hang himself.

1/04/2019 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke ignored federal subpoenas for records, Inspector General subpoenas for records, and good ol Lisa Madigan never looked at him once. Now, its time to meet justice.

1/04/2019 06:32:00 PM  

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