In a criminal complaint, the feds allege Burke urged owners of a Burger King to contribute to Toni Preckwinkle's campaign for Cook County board president. Ted Cox / DNAinfo

Ald. Ed Burke Urged Burger King Franchisee To Donate To Preckwinkle Campaign, Extortion Charges Allege

Burke stepped down as chairman of the City Council's Finance Committee Friday morning.

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Chicago Lakefront Will Hopefully Reopen ‘Soon,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says

Lightfoot wants a plan focused on "safely minimizing crowding and, really, having some designated times for particular activities along the lakefront."

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Chicago’s 9 P.M. Curfew Continuing This Weekend, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"We'll look and see what the weekend brings, and if we continue to see this then I'll be the first one to embrace eliminating a curfew," Lightfoot said. "But we're not there yet."

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Fuzzy Newborn Penguins Are At Shedd Aquarium — And Baby Whales And Dolphins Are On The Way

The aquarium announced the pregnancies of two beluga whales and one Pacific white-sided dolphin, who are due this summer.