Alderman honored for 40 years' service

March 18, 2009 2:50:16 PM PDT
Chicago Alderman Ed Burke was honored Wednesday for his 40 years of service. Burke was serenaded during a special today's city council meeting. The 63-year-old has served as alderman of the 14th Ward on the city's Southwest Side since 1969.

Burke is the chairman of the City Council Committee on Finance. A lifelong resident of the Southwest Side, Burke was also a Chicago police officer from 1965-1968.