Elected officials working as lobbyists

The Chicago Sun Times reports on the lobbying activities of Illinois state Rep. Daniel Burke here.

Burke, 58, is one of several elected officials in the Chicago area who also work as lobbyists. He says he sees nothing wrong with lobbying his former colleagues at City Hall to hire his clients. But because he is still a member of the Illinois Legislature, he says, he chose not to personally “engage in anything that had anything to do with” state government, leaving that to his business partner.

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