Friday, July 22, 2011

Ald. Ed Burke’s law firm adds clients with ties to local government

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
In 2009, Burke reported 34 law clients that did business with the city. Last year, he added five more.

The list includes: Avis Budget Group; AT&T; Bank of America; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; Brandenburg Industrial Service; Centerpoint Properties; Centrum Properties; Cole Taylor Bank; Columbia Michael Reese Hospital; Commonwealth Edison; Community Housing Partner XI, L.P.; Dominick’s; Elenco Electronics; Fifth Third Bank; Friedman Properties; Greater Southwest Development Corp.; The Habitat Company and Harris Bank.

Burke’s client roster also includes: Humana, Inc.; Imperial Realty; Jewel Osco; JP Morgan Chase Bank; K-Five Construction; Kenny Construction; Marc Realty; MB Real Estate; New West Realty; Northern Trust; Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Seaway National Bank; Southwest Airlines; South Shore Plumbing & Heating Supply; Standard Bank & Trust; T Mobile; U.S. Equities Realty; Union League Club of Chicago; Walgreens; WBBM and Wentworth Tire.

The Sun-Times reported last month that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is likely to retain Burke as Finance chairman, but shrink the roster and spending of City Council committees.

Emanuel had already declared his determination to avoid going to war with Burke even as he referenced the conflict posed by the alderman’s law practice.

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