Day after he’s charged in corruption case, Burke says still running for alderman

In a video posted on Instagram and Facebook Friday afternoon, embattled Ald. Ed Burke announced he’ll still be seeking re-election despite being charged with extortion on Thursday.

“By now I’m certain that you’ve learned of yesterday’s events. I want you, my friends and supporters to know, that I fully intend to seek re-election and I am hopeful that you and my many friends will continue to do the work you already have been doing,” Burke said in an video posted on Facebook and Instagram Friday afternoon.

“I appreciate your help and your support and I want you to know that my family and I want you and your family to have a healthy, and wonderful new year,” Burke says in the video. “May God bless you and your families.”

In the video, Burke is standing in an office next to a Chicago flag.


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