I am appalled by Alderman Ed Burke’s apparent abuse of his position for personal gain. That’s why, before Alderman Burke was even indicted, I called for him to be removed from his Chairmanship in city council.
I won’t have my name dragged through the mud over the alleged criminal conduct of Susana Mendoza’s mentor, Gery Chico’s best friend and Bill Daley’s long time political ally.
Cynics say that corruption and Chicago politics go together. I have never accepted that. I have spent my career taking on the good old boys’ club, standing up to corrupt deals like the parking meters sale.
I’ve dedicated my life to fighting for change and will continue to fight for all Chicagoans.