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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 GARNERS SIGNIFICANT ENDORSEMENTS AS EARLY VOTING BEGINS

February 19, 2015Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Early voting begins today, punch 52 for Burns

(CHICAGO) -­‐-­‐ Alderman William D. (Will) Burns has notched 11 significant endorsements with just two weeks left until the February 24 municipal election.  Among those announcing their support of the Alderman this week were the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881 (UFCW), SEIU Local 1, Laborers District Council of Chicago, The Chicago Gazette and The Chicago Tribune.  “Burns has gained a lot of respect as an effective coalition-­‐builder,” said the Tribune in their endorsement.

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ALDERMAN WILL BURNS SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON BRONZEVILLE MARIANO’S DEVELOPMENT IN THE FOURTH WARD

February 19, 2015Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Project benefits all residents and creates living wage jobs

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FOURTH WARD ALDERMANIC CANDIDATES GRILLED BY RESIDENTS AT HYDE PARK CONDO

February 16, 2015News Clip

Fourth Ward candidates sparred on all things local at a forum last Monday in the lobby of the Newport Condominiums, 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive.

The resident relations committee of the condo association at the Newport, which is its own precinct, organized the forum. Newport resident Al Randall moderated the discussion, which gave audience members a chance to ask questions and make brief statements... 

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: DYETT & MARIANO’S

February 15, 2015News ClipAld. Burns’ Record on the closure and reopening of Dyett High School

Ald. Burns expressed his opposition to Dyett’s closing and participated in discussions about its future in public meetings dating back to September 2011. Additionally, he has met with members of the Coalition to Revitalize Dyett/KOCO several times regarding this issue and others...

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ALDERMAN WILL BURNS GARNERS SIGNIFICANT ENDORSEMENTS AS EARLY VOTING BEGINS

February 15, 2015News Clip

Alderman William D. (Will) Burns has notched 11 significant endorsements with just two weeks left until the February 24 municipal election.  Among those announcing their support of the Alderman this week were the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881 (UFCW (http://www.local881ufcw.org))...

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