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Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Nov. 30

Shortly before the FBI raided offices of Ald. Edward M. Burke, agents visited the Mount Greenwood home of the alderman’s top political aide, Pete Andrews, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Ed Burke has been alderman of the 14th Ward on the Southwest Side since 1969. | Lou Foglia / Sun-Times

Chicago buzzed with the news that federal agents were behind the brown paper covering Ald. Ed Burke’s office windows Thursday morning.

Here’s a look at political events scheduled for Friday Nov. 30 in Chicago and Illinois.


  • 10:30 a.m. – Gov. Elect J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton to announce Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee. Safer Foundation, 808 South Kedzie Ave.
  • 10:45 a.m. –  Mayor Rahm Emanuel will participate in a Salesforce announcement. 444 W. Lake St.


  • 11 a.m. – (DARIEN) U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth speaks media after a roundtable discussion with Willowbrook-area residents affected by exposure to the carcinogen ethylene oxide. Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road in Darien.