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WBBM Newsradio  Craig Dellimore

WBBM Newsradio Craig Dellimore

He said he was "completely confident that ... nothing will be found amiss in this instance either".

The windows of Chicago Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke's offices have now been papered over and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not responded to questions from the Chicago Sun-Times, which first reported the news.

The raid was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Chicago Tribune with a one-line statement: "Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are executing search warrants at multiple locations today".

He's also a partner at a property-tax law firm. A person who answered the phone at his law office and did not identify herself declined comment other than to say: 'We really don't know what's going on with all of this'.

"This past June, the Sun-Times reported that Burke "announced his breakup with Trump in letters filed last month with the Cook County courts and the Illinois State Property Tax Appeal Board" in which he wrote that "irreconcilable differences" have led his firm to stop representing Trump's company and step aside in five current cases that seek refunds of millions of dollars in property taxes the president's company has paid". Media photographs showed similar paper across the door of Burke's Southwest Side ward office.

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A spokesman for the USA attorney's office declined to comment on the event when contacted by the Sun-Times.

About 15 agents arrived at City Hall early Thursday morning, bringing their own boxes. Edward Burke's ward office on Thu., Nov. 29, 2018.

Brown paper covers the entrance and windows of Ald.

Going back three decades, he has chaired the City Council's finance committee, which makes key budgetary decisions for the nation's third largest city. Ed Burke (14th) while a search warrant was being executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation inside on November 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Other Burke relatives have also been involved in IL politics.

If I were Burke, I'd be anxious right now that I'd stuck around a little too long, let my guard down and slipped up by saying and doing the wrong thing around somebody I trusted.

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