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WELCOME

Welcome to the Friends of Will Burns website.

As a ward, we face many challenges from economic uncertainty, to underperforming schools, crime in our neighborhoods, and corruption in our politics. As State Representative, I worked hard to address these issues. As Alderman for the Fourth Ward of Chicago, I will work hard to protect our communities from crime, help our schools produce students able and ready to compete in the 21st Century, fight for transparency and openness in government, and protect our environment. These are not problems that can be set aside, but rather must be dealt with in a clear and transparent manner, and with the input of our entire community so that we can create a better city for future generations.

The Fourth Ward of Chicago is a community with a rich history; a center of culture and ideas and a hub for arts and learning, and we must work to continue and enhance that great tradition. We are bonded together through our shared interest and participation in the daily life of the Fourth Ward, and we can build on the work of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to ensure a greater ward and city for our children.

This website will keep you updated on activities and news from our office, and I look forward to hearing from you about your concerns and feelings of how we can improve and develop the Fourth Ward and Chicago. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook too.

Thanks,

Will Burns

LATEST NEWS

ALDERMAN WILL BURNS CAPS OFF A WEEK OF CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES AND ENDORSEMENTS WHILE CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON THE VITALITY OF THE 4TH WARD

January 18, 2015Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mariano’s groundbreaking further highlights change you can see in the ward

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ALDERMAN WILL BURNS DISCUSSES VITALITY OF THE 4TH WARD IN A WHIRLWIND WEEKEND OF CAMPAIGN EVENTS ENDING WITH AN ENDORSEMENT FROM IVI-IPO

January 15, 2015News ClipFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘”My term has been about saving lives and affording people opportunity.”
 

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ALDERMAN WILL BURNS ENDORSED BY CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR

January 14, 2015News Clip

(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Federation of Labor announced that they are supporting the re-election of William D. (Will) Burns as Alderman for the Fourth Ward of Chicago.

The organization issued the following statement about their endorsement process:

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IVI-IPO endorses Alds. Will Burns and Leslie Hairston for 4th, 5th wards

January 14, 2015News ClipBy JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL

The Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) endorsed both 4th and 5th ward incumbents for alderman on Sunday.

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Alderman Will Burns, Anne Marie Miles open campaign offices in Hyde Park

January 14, 2015News ClipBy JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL

Two local aldermanic candidates opened Hyde Park campaign offices Sunday afternoon.

Both Ald. Will Burns (4th) and Anne Marie Miles, who is challenging Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), hosted meet and greets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m that day. 

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