Episode 6: Throw a Chair | Edward Burke and Edward King


February 5th, 2020

1 hr 22 mins 59 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover the Chicago Alderman Edward Burke and former Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mayor Edward "Edd" King."

Tina's Story
Mayor Edd King was a beloved and innovative leader of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. But, on December 10th, 1986, an encounter with an aggrieved, reclusive consitutent changes the history of the once peaceful town forever.

Hillary's Story
Since 1969 Alderman, Edward Burke, ruled Chicago's 14th ward. But, in 2019 after years of kickbacks, Burke has to defend himself against corruption charges.

Tina's Story
Mount Pleasant

Tom Vilsack

Chicago Tribune
“Iowa Vets Drummed Out Veteran”--Rogers Worthington

The New York Times
“Killing in Council Chamber Stuns City in Rural Iowa”--Andrew H. Malcolm

“Murder Case in Suspect’s Past”--UPI

“Slain Mayor in Iowa Eulogized at Service”--UPI

Associated Press
“Slain Mayor Remembered As 'Dedicated'; Suspect Called 'Oddball'”--David Speer

“Man Says He Has No Regrets About Killing Mayor Over Sewer Dispute”--David Speer

“Mayor Killed, Two Council Members Wounded In Meeting Gunfire”--David Speer

USA Today
“Tears flow as memorial fountain to slain mayor is removed”--Kyle Munson

League of California Cities
“Physical Security and Public Officials”--Robert Herrick

Cut Bank Pioneer Press
“Convicted murderer dead at 81”--Jim Hekel

Mount Pleasant
Main Street Mount Pleasant

City of Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Comprehensive Plan 2017
Mayor Edd King Early Photo

The Courier
“Man Kills Mt. Pleasant Mayor; Two Council Members Wounded”--AP
Ralph Orin Davis Handcuffed

The Hawkeye
Mayor Edward Edd King Memorial Fountain--Photo by John Loveretta via The Hawkeye

Hillary's Story
New York Times
"Live, at Chicago's City Hall: It's the 'Jerry Springer Show'"--Bruce Weber

Chicago Magazine
"In 1997, We Profiled Ed Burke. He Was in Trouble Then, Too"--Phobe Mogharei

Chicago City Council

Edward M Burke

Chicago Tribune
"Feds charge Ald. Edward Burke, allege wiretap on cellphone captures him in attempted extortion"--Jason Meisner

Chicago Tribune
Young Edward Burke

Burke and Alderman Timothy Evans

Chicago Sun Times
Older Burke

Mental Floss
Jerry Springer Show

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