Former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke found Guilty

Former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy by a federal jury today for using the power of his elected office to win private law business.

Corruption in any level of government only further erodes public trust in all elected officials. That is why House Republicans have been working for years to strengthen anti-corruption laws in Illinois. It’s time to end the culture of corruption that has gripped our state for decades and pass sweeping ethics reforms now.

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