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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward M. Burke  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

-- Edward M. Burke on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

End of Watch: Chicago Police Killed in the Line of Duty, 1853-2006
ISBN: 0978866339

Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc.. 2006

An examination of the remarkable sacrifices of 526 sworn officers of the Chicago Police Department. The book, with over 600 photographs, includes detailed narratives of each officer and the circumstances involved in their deaths. "End of Watch" is a very human story that describes the great loyalty and honor emerging in the ordinary lives of extraordinary Chicagoans, and gives the reader a broad view of Chicago history for the past 150+ years.

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