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Ed Burke

File: Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward, enters the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 3 to face charges of attempted extortion. At his side was defense lawyer Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor who now works for the Jenner & Block firm.

Manuel Martinez

Ed Burke

File: Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward, enters the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 3 to face charges of attempted extortion. At his side was defense lawyer Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor who now works for the Jenner & Block firm.

Manuel Martinez

Ed Burke sentenced to two years in prison, hefty fines

Burke was charged with racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion while serving on city council.

File: Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward, enters the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 3 to face charges of attempted extortion. At his side was defense lawyer Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor who now works for the Jenner & Block firm.

Manuel Martinez

   

Former 14th Ward alderman Ed Burke is sentenced to serve two years in prison on charges ranging from bribery to attempted extortion. Burke was Chicago’s longest-serving councilman. In addition to the prison time, he’s also been sentenced to pay $2 million in fines.

Reset gets the details on the sentencing and an update on other news in Chicago politics.

GUESTS: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Reset gets the details on the sentencing and other plans from the Mayor’s office.

GUEST: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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