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Ald. Ed Burke is still in ' 'despite facing federal charges, but three ' 'incumbent aldermen lost outright.

", ' '"date": "2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/27/longtime-aldermen-thrown-out-in-upsets-many-others-headed-to-runoffs/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [212, ' '375, 250, 355], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '324, "fields": {"hed": "Ald. Ed Burke Wins ' 'Re-Election In 14th Ward Despite Facing ' 'Federal Corruption Charges", "summary": ' '"

Burke is one of four Chicago aldermen ' 'facing legal problems.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-27T06:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/26/burke-takes-early-lead-in-14th-ward-despite-facing-federal-charges/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [250, ' '251, 253], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '240, "fields": {"hed": "Ald. Ed Burke Is ' 'Giving Away Chicago Flag Winter Hats To ' 'Residents While Fighting Off The Feds, 2 Ward ' 'Challengers", "summary": "

Burke and his ' 'supporters have also given away hams, ice ' 'scrapers and key chains, said one 14th Ward ' 'resident.

", "date": ' '"2019-02-08T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/08/ald-ed-burke-is-giving-away-chicago-flag-winter-hats-to-residents-while-fighting-off-the-feds-2-ward-challengers/", ' '"source": "Block Club Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [250, ' '251, 253], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '237, "fields": {"hed": "U.S. Rep. Jesus ' "'Chuy' Garcia calls for election monitoring " 'in Burke\'s 14th Ward", "summary": "U.S. Rep. ' 'Jesus \\u201cChuy\\u201d Garcia on Tuesday ' 'called for tightened election monitoring to ' 'guard against any improper campaigning in or ' 'around polling places in the 14th Ward on ' 'election day later this month.", "date": ' '"2019-02-05T22:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chuy-garcia-calls-for-elecion-monitoring-14th-ward-20190205-story.html", ' '"source": "Chicago Tribune", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [250, 253], "issues": ' '[]}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 14, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Ald. Scott Waguespack donates Burke ' 'campaign cash to black vets", "summary": "The ' 'alderman stopped short of suggesting his ' 'colleagues \\u2014 35 of whom have also ' 'received money from embattled Ald. Ed Burke ' '\\u2014 do the same.", "date": ' '"2019-01-15T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://www.chicagoreporter.com/ald-scott-waguespack-donates-burke-campaign-cash-to-black-vets/", ' '"source": "Chicago Reporter", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [320, 250], "issues": ' '[]}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 17, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Who hasn\\u2019t received money from ' 'Ald. Ed Burke?", "summary": "A look at which ' "aldermen have received $ from Burke's " 'committees - a whopping 37 of them, including ' 'some of his most vocal opponents.", "date": ' '"2019-01-07T23:30:00Z", "link": ' '"https://www.chicagoreporter.com/who-hasnt-received-money-from-ed-burke/", ' '"source": "Chicago Reporter", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [250], "issues": [15]}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 19, "fields": ' '{"hed": "The King of Recusals: How Ald. Ed ' 'Burke\\u2019s Private Law Business Intersects ' 'With His Public Power", "summary": ' '"Chicago\\u2019s longest-sitting alderman has ' 'recused himself 464 times in the last eight ' 'years, far more than all other aldermen ' 'combined. Following recent federal raids, ' 'questions of his conflicts of interest have ' 'arisen again.", "date": ' '"2018-12-26T18:18:00Z", "link": ' '"https://www.bettergov.org/news/the-king-of-recusals-how-ald-ed-burke-s-private-law-business-intersects-with-his-public-power", ' '"source": "Better Government ' 'Association/WBEZ", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [250], "issues": [3, 15]}, ' '"is_pinned": false}]', 'description': '

In one of this election’s marquee ' 'races, Ald. Ed Burke is running for a 13th ' 'term representing the 14th Ward, which ' 'includes Archer Heights, Gage Park and ' 'Brighton Park. Burke, who was charged in ' 'January by federal prosecutors with ' 'attempted extortion, maintains his ' 'innocence and has rebuffed calls to resign ' 'and drop out of the race. He faces civil ' 'engineer Tanya Patiño and lawyer ' 'Jaime Guzman in a ward that is now home to ' 'a majority of Latino residents.

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Failures at Chicago Public Schools kept CPS ' 'officials from preventing and responding to ' 'sexual abuse against hundreds of students over ' 'the last decade, Tribune ' 'reporting an independent review has ' 'confirmed. CPS has since turned over some ' 'investigatory powers to its inspector general, ' 're-checked current employees and vendors, and ' 'barred communication between students and ' 'teachers on personal devices.

", ' '"issue_order": 2}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 9, "fields": {"name": "CPD oversight", ' '"description": "Aldermen on City Council have ' 'proposed four different bodies that would give ' 'civilians some oversight over Chicago Police ' 'Department operations. Some call for a new ' 'elected body with subpoena power, the ability ' 'to hire and fire the Chicago Police Department ' 'Superintendent, members of the Police Board, ' 'and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian ' 'Office of Police Accountability. Others call ' 'for a more limited, advisory role and appointed ' 'members.", "issue_order": 3}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 5, "fields": {"name": ' '"CPS oversight", "description": "

Calls for ' 'an elected school board have grown louder after ' 'a rapid succession of Mayor Rahm ' 'Emanuel’s hand picked CPS CEOs – one ' 'left under an ethics cloud, the other was ' 'convicted ' 'of masterminding a kickback scheme. The ' 'Chicago Teachers Union and some other education ' 'groups support a fully elected school board, ' 'but critics say it will lead to diffuse ' 'accountability and will overly politicize ' 'school decisions.

", "issue_order": 4}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 15, "fields": ' '{"name": "ethics", "description": "

Chicago ' 'government was rocked by the attempted ' 'extortion charge brought against powerful ' 'Finance Chairman Ald. Ed Burke, but reformers ' 'have long called for changes to Chicago rules ' 'to reduce conflicts of interest given the long ' 'legacy of aldermen and city officials who have ' 'been indicted or pleaded guilty for a variety ' 'of charges, many ' 'having to do with zoning changes.

", ' '"issue_order": 5}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 12, "fields": {"name": "fair maps", ' '"description": "

Every decade, the ' 'city’s own aldermen convene to draw ' 'Chicago’s ward maps after the results of ' 'each census. In ' '2013, a group sued to block the most recent ' 'map, which they said was designed to protect ' 'powerful incumbents, rather than ensure equal ' 'and full representation of individuals, ' 'minorities and neighborhoods. Reformers want an ' 'independent body to draw fair, impartial, and ' 'racially representative maps in less ' '“grotesque” shapes.

", ' '"issue_order": 6}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 8, "fields": {"name": "FOP contract", ' '"description": "

The city’s contract ' 'with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, ' 'which represents rank and file Chicago Police ' 'Officers, expired in June 2017. The proposed ' 'consent decree between Chicago and the Illinois ' 'Attorney General requires the city to exercise ' '“best efforts” to attempt to ' 'negotiate changes, including how complaints ' 'against officers are accepted — including ' 'anonymous complaints — jurisdiction to ' 'investigate officer-involved sexual misconduct ' 'and whether disciplinary history is kept ' 'indefinitely or destroyed after a certain ' 'period of time. The City Council’s Black ' 'Caucus has demanded ' 'certain changes or threatens to withhold ' 'its vote.

", "issue_order": 7}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 2, "fields": {"name": ' '"housing affordability", "description": "The ' 'city\\u2019s next five-year housing plan calls ' 'for Chicago officials to spend $1.4 billion to ' 'build or preserve 40,000 affordable homes ' 'during the next five years \\u2013 the plan ' 'does not call for a significant increase in ' 'funding, even as the issue has taken center ' 'stage at City Hall amid rising concerns about ' 'gentrification, displacement, the continuing ' 'decline in Chicago\\u2019s African American ' 'population as well as rising inequality and ' 'instability. Housing advocates say the real ' 'affordable housing shortage is 120,000 units.", ' '"issue_order": 8}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 7, "fields": {"name": "immigration", ' '"description": "Chicago\\u2019s Welcoming City ' 'Ordinance means that Chicago officials \\u2014 ' 'including police \\u2014 will not ask about ' 'immigration status, disclose that information ' 'to authorities, or deny city services based on ' 'that immigration status. The only situations in ' 'which the city will detain undocumented ' 'individuals are if they are in the city\\u2019s ' 'gang database; have a pending felony ' 'prosecution or past felony conviction, or if ' 'they are wanted on a criminal warrant by local ' 'or federal authorities. Immigrant rights ' 'activists want those exceptions removed.", ' '"issue_order": 9}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 1, "fields": {"name": "lead abatement", ' '"description": "

City testing has revealed ' 'elevated lead levels in the water supply of ' 'hundreds of Chicago homes, ' 'schools ' 'and parks. ' 'While the city says current levels meet the ' 'standards set by the U.S. Environmental ' 'Protection Agency for clean, safe drinking ' 'water, critics say Chicagoans, especially ' 'children, are at risk for a variety of health ' 'hazards.

", "issue_order": 10}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 6, "fields": {"name": ' '"pensions", "description": "The city\\u2019s ' '2020 pension contributions will rise by 31 ' 'percent as compared with 2019 levels \\u2014 an ' 'estimated $400 million increase \\u2014 and ' 'will jump again in 2022, when total ' 'contributions are projected to rise 19 percent. ' 'The city either has to hike taxes, cut services ' 'or both, but cannot reduce benefits for current ' 'employees.", "issue_order": 11}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 14, "fields": {"name": ' '"public safety", "description": "The number of ' 'homicides and shootings in Chicago dropped by ' 'double-digit percentages in 2018, according to ' 'the Chicago Tribune, though some neighborhoods ' 'on the West and South sides continue to bear ' 'the brunt of gun violence. Despite this ' 'decline, Chicago continues to log more ' 'homicides than New York City and Los Angeles ' 'combined, and clearance rates for Chicago ' 'police detectives have fallen 20 points below ' 'national averages.", "issue_order": 12}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 13, "fields": ' '{"name": "recycling", "description": "Chicago ' 'has the worst residential recycling rate of any ' 'major city in the US following multiple ' 'attempted revamps of its program. A 2018 BGA ' 'investigation revealed the city allowed one of ' 'its three recycling haulers, Waste Management, ' 'to divert tons of residential plastics and ' 'paper into landfills the company owns, costing ' 'taxpayers twice.", "issue_order": 13}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 11, "fields": ' '{"name": "term limits", "description": "The ' 'mayor and aldermen do not face term limits. ' 'Former Gov. Pat Quinn attempted to add a ' 'question to municipal ballots asking whether ' 'Chicago mayors should be term limited, but ' 'failed. He argued term limits would be a check ' 'on power.", "issue_order": 14}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 10, "fields": {"name": ' '"TIFs", "description": "Chicago TIFs generated ' 'a record $660 million in revenue in the 2017 ' 'tax year \\u2014 a $99 million increase over ' 'last year that includes $40 million for the ' 'city\\u2019s \\u201cTransit TIF\\u201d on the ' 'North Side. Critics contend TIFs trap revenues ' 'that could otherwise be disbursed to needier ' 'causes and government bodies that need the ' 'money. Reformers, including Clerk David Orr, ' 'say the city should only use TIF to fight ' 'blight, and the city\\u2019s TIF accounting is ' 'opaque and lacks accountability.", ' '"issue_order": 15}}]', 'office': '{"id": 14, "office": "14th Ward Alderman", ' '"decided": true, "status": "Incumbent won"}', 'slug': '14th-ward-alderman', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/14th-ward-alderman/'}