Former alderman and long-time political boss Democrat Ed Burke was found guilty on Thursday of 13 criminal counts in federal court. The convictions came after the jury deliberated for nearly a week in the sprawling corruption trial.

Burke served on Chicago’s city council for an astonishing 54 years, during which time he served as chair of its finance committee for 3 decades. In that time, Burke became one of the most powerful men in Chicago, earning a reputation as an old-school “machine”…


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