CHICAGO — After more than 53 years as an alderman in the city’s 14th Ward, Ed Burke has decided not to seek re-election.
Chicago’s longest serving alderman Indicted in 2019 on federal racketeering and racketeering charges — and after last year’s raid on his office by the FBI — Burke was ousted from his position as chairman of Chicago’s finance committee. Burke is scheduled to go on trial sometime next year.
“The court filings show that there is a lot of evidence that will be presented at the trial next November,” said WGN political analyst Paul Risneck. “It will take months to get over it all. It would have been impractical for him.
Burke did not file a nomination petition to run for office again, but two others – Jail Gutierrez and Raul Reyes – did in the 14th District.
WGN News was unable to reach Burke for comment.
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https://wgntv.com/politics-3/ald-ed-burke-decides-not-to-run-for-re-election-in-the-citys-14th-ward/ Aldo, 14th district.Ed Burke won’t run for re-election