Ald. Ed Burke sports a straw hat for the memorial service marking the 100th anniversary of the Eastland disaster in summer 2015. Ted Cox/DNAinfo

Just Quit Now, Mayor Lightfoot Tells Ed Burke After He’s Indicted Under Racketeering Law Used Against Mobsters And Gangs

The feds hit the recently reelected alderman with harsher charges and revealed new taped conversations between him and former Ald. Danny Solis, who wore a wire.

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.

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City Employee Dies From Coronavirus, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics," Lightfoot said.