Federal agents stormed the city hall of the mighty Chicago Ald. Ed Burke on Thursday morning, sources that are familiar with the development confirmed.
Agents arrived at the office early Thursday morning, telling employees to go and paper over the glass windows at the office entrance to hide the investigation, a source confirmed. A woman who left the office and did not identify herself said FBI agents were inside.
Burke's office did not respond immediately to requests for comment.
Burke's station office on the Southwest Side also had the same brown paper pasted front door with three signs saying "office closed". An officer sitting in a police car behind Burke's station office said that a search warrant had been issued inside, but did not contain any further details.
Burke is the city's longtime chairman The Council's Finance Committee, where he controls most of the city's legislative purses. He has been in office since 1
A law enforcement agency told the Chicago Tribune that FBI agents stormed Burke's town hall from the office and the search was underway. No arrests were made or imminent, said the source, who had no details about the nature of the investigation.
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Gregory Pratt of the Chicago Tribune. 19659009]