By David Codrea
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“Feds charge Ald. Edward Burke, allege wiretap on cellphone captures him in attempted extortion,” the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. “Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has often been considered too clever and sophisticated to be caught blatantly using his public office to enrich himself. But after years of dodging investigations while watching dozens of his colleagues hauled off to prison, Burke has been accused of crossing the line himself — and doing so in a quintessential Chicago way.”
And in a story that just broke, we find the politician he is accused of doing some of that extorting on behalf of, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, made sure Burke’s son got a plum $100K public trough job.
Take a number when it comes to names in the long line of Chicago’s notorious and perennial corruptocracy. The Trib has posted a companion “Hall of Shame” article featuring a “Who’s Who” of criminal aldermen. These …Read the Rest