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Federal investigations of Aldermen Ed Burke and Danny Solis

After the City Council’s most powerful and longest-serving alderman, Edward M. Burke (14th), was charged with attempted extortion, the Sun-Times broke the news that fellow Ald. Danny Solis (25th) played a role in helping federal investigators build their case. The story continues to develop with new revelations about Solis and his associates, including Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.