Jon Burge arrived just after 7AM this morning for his 9AM arraignment before US District Court Judge Joan Lefkow. Walking with a cane, Burge in a strong voice said, "Good morning, your honor." His attorneys entered a plea of not guilty with regard to perjury and obstruction of justice charges. The city of Chicago continues to pay his legal fees in civil lawsuits against him. The Fraternal Order of Police is rumored to be paying his criminal defense attorneys. Is that true? "No comment," said Burge lawyer Bill Gamboney.
I'll have more on all of this on NBC5 News at 6:00PM and on WTTW's 'Chicago Tonight" at 7PM.