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Edward M. Burke

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Burke has been a lifelong resident of the Southwest Side of Chicago. He graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and earned his Bachelor's Degree from DePaul University in Chicago. He also received his Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.

Biography: Burke is the Dean of the Chicago City Council. He served as Alderman of Chicago's 14th Ward for thirty five years. He is a recognized expert on city budget matters amd is the Chairman of the City Council Committee on Finance.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Edward M. Burke on WorldCat :

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ISBN: 0978866339 OCLC: 86112442

Chicago's Books Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2007.

Examines the remarkable sacrifice of 534 sworn officers of the Chicago Police Department. A detailed narrative of each officer and the circumstances involved in their deaths trace the heroic history of Chicago's finest.