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Walter Burnett

Recently Arrested Chicago Democrat Wins Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Chicago charged last week with accepting a bribe overw...

Lawmakers To Voters: Elect Recently Arrested Politician

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of West Side Chicago Democrats rallied on Sunday behind state Rep. Derrick Smith, the lawmaker who was arrested last week on the federal c...

Aldermen On Board With Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Marijuana Offenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago lawmakers on Thursday are expected to announce their support of ticketing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana in Cook Coun...

Ed Burke Offers Up Ideas For Chicago's 175th Birthday Party Next Year

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

With only about nine months to go until Chicago's 175th birthday — March 4, 2012 — the City Council has begun conversations of how the city should...

Battle Over Affordable Housing Leads To Shake-Up Among Black Aldermen

Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Howard Brookins of Chicago's 21st Ward was chosen as the leader of the City Council's black caucus, after the group's previous leader stepped...