Ald. Ed Burke has represented the 14th Ward since 1969. The shifting boundaries of his ward demonstrate how incumbents protect themselves – and how wards crawl and transform over time. A series of graphically enhanced maps show the Westward movement of the 14th Ward and Burke's address in each year. At the last redraw, there was no overlap of the 14th Ward from when Burke began his career.
Ald. Burke was elected in 1969 and by the redraw in 1972 had a new address.
Ald. Burke made his most dramatic address change between the 1972 and 1981 redraws.
Ald. Burke moved slightly northeast between 1981 and 1992.
Ald. Burke's address did not change between 1992 and 2001--though his ward continued to move northwest.