* She flatly denied last year when she announced her retirement that she would run for mayor in 2019, so she’s sticking with that same response now…
Statement from AG Lisa Madigan ruling out bid for mayor: “I am a lifelong resident of Chicago. I care deeply for the city. There are a lot of challenges facing Chicago, and I plan to continue helping as a resident and not as mayor.”
Burke is part of the problem, not a solution. Can kicking and self serving have created a mess that will take decades to solve, and that’s if it starts now. Wait longer and bankruptcy is a possibility.
Thankfully Lisa recognizes she can’t fix it. Good for her.
Alderman Ed Burke is to the city of Chicago what speaker Mike Madigan is to the statehouse: one of the last living remnants of the Mayor Daley machine Chicago, where the Irish controlled everything- the police department, the fire department, the park district jobs, streets and san., etc.
This corrupt system made Jon Burge and police torture possible when Rich Daley Jr. was state’s attorney of Cook county. As a Chicago resident, I say a pox on them all. Let them die off, and put a stake in their hearts to make sure they’re dead.
I wouldn’t count out Burke. He’s got $11 million in the bank. He also gets along with much of Chicago’s City Council. It might not sound like much but it does count for something. Many people could support him because they know he wouldn’t be looking to be around for 20 years as Mayor at his age.