Fran Spielman interviews David Axelrod about Ed Burke’s future after federal raids

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David Axelrod talks with Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman at City Hall Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

The unprecedented federal raid of the City Hall and ward offices of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) is the culmination of a “mature investigation” that is likely to result in the political or legal demise of Chicago’s most powerful alderman.

That’s the bottom line from David Axelrod, the former presidential adviser now serving as director and founder of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

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