Ald. Ed Burke’s career includes nearly half a century on Chicago City Council

Edward M. Burke, 74, has been alderman of Chicago’s 14th Ward for nearly 50 years. His father, Joseph P. Burke, also served as alderman from that ward.

Who is Ed Burke?

Education: Undergraduate and law degrees from DePaul University.

Occupation: Attorney, Klafter & Burke; member, Chicago City Council; Chicago Police Officer, 1965-68.

Political Office:
Alderman, 14th Ward; chairman, Chicago City Council Finance Committee.

Books: Co-author of “End of Watch,” about Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty, and “Inside the Wigwam,” about Chicago political conventions.

14th Ward Office: 773-471-1414

Personal: Burke is married to Anne Burke, an Illinois Supreme Court justice.

Aldermen Edward Burke (left) and Edward R. Vrdolyak confer during a Council debate on cable TV in Chicago in 1985. File Photo.

Aldermen Edward Burke (left) and Edward R. Vrdolyak confer during a Council debate on cable TV in Chicago in 1985. | File photo

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