Burke (finally) loses bodyguards, but how did he keep them for years?


It must be the Chicago way. Alderman Ed Burke was charged with attempted extortion but he has still maintained his security detail. Back in 2011, then candidate for mayor, Rahm Emanuel vowed to ditch the detail. “Ed Burke today has six police officers.  That just can’t continue,” Emanuel said at the time. “I believe this is the right arrangement for the city, the right arrangement for him and the right arrangement for taxpayers.  And I believe that’s that.” But nearly eight years after he made that promise, Burke still has a security detail. As recently as Monday morning, the alderman was seen getting into an unmarked police SUV.


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