As the Rahm Emanuel Chicago mayoral residency case heads to the Illinois Supreme Court--an Illinois Appellate panel knocked him off the Feb. 22 primary ballot on Monday-- the question folks are asking is: What is Anne Burke going to do?
There are seven members of the Illinois Supreme Court and the one with the most political ties is Justice Anne Burke, married to Ald. Edward Burke (14th) the most powerful alderman in Chicago's City Council--and one of the biggest backers of Gery Chico's mayoral bid.
Read the Sun-Times story here about Burke's recusal record.
She may want to argue that she is a judge in her own right, has her own career and what her husband does is his business. But if that were so, Burke would not be on the Supreme Court today.