Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Nov. 30
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Chicago buzzed with the news that federal agents were behind the brown paper covering Ald. Ed Burke’s office windows Thursday morning.
- A source told the Sun-Times the raids were in response to new allegations, not prompted by past controversies.
- What are those past controversies? Here’s a timeline. Burke is no stranger to federal investigations.
- His political rivals took advantage of the chance to dance on the longtime alderman’s grave.
- Is it the beginning of the end for Ed Burke? Read Fran Spielman’s analysis.
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.