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Lawsuit: Madigan, Quinn political org made threats, committed fraud to keep young alderman candidate off ballot
A teenaged Chicago City Council candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and his political organization, as well as others whom he said illegally opposed his campaign.
Ald. Burke indicted over alleged attempted shake down; Property tax appeal law firm at heart of charges
Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to shake down the owner of a Chicago fast food restaurant seeking to renovate their establishment. And at the center of the charge stands Burke's law firm, which has built a huge business specializing in appealing property tax assessments.