Judge gives extension to Burke’s attorneys to file pretrial motions

CHICAGO — Alderman Edward Burke was back in federal court Tuesday in his corruption case.

During the brief hearing, the judge gave the 75-year-old alderman an extension to file pretrial motions.

Burke faces 14 corruption counts for allegedly using his aldermanic powers to steer business to his private law firm.

The charges are related to schemes involving a Burger King renovation, the Old Main Post Office development, and an unnamed Chicago museum.

Burke maintains his innocence and has yet to address the federal charges. He has also not responded to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s request for his resignation as the 14th Ward alderman.

Burke has pleaded not guilty.

His next status hearing is scheduled for October 8.

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