Indicted Chicago Alderman Edward Burke won't run again

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    Chicago Alderman Edward Burke Associated Press/2015

Updated 11/28/2022 6:15 PM

An extraordinary era in Chicago politics ended quietly on Monday -- and not in the way the city council dean once predicted.

Indicted Alderman Edward Burke chose not to seek reelection to a record 15th term -- including the 2-year term served after a special election to fill the vacancy created by his father's death -- in a ward dramatically redrawn to eliminate his most favorable precincts.


Instead, the 54th year that makes Burke the longest-serving council member in Chicago history will be his last.

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