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A friend of the band died yesterday. Joe Burke – a drum sergeant with the Chicago Police Emerald Society and who was at our tartan ball last year – lost his second battle with cancer. Please keep Joe’s family in your thoughts and prayers – he will be missed, but never forgotten because he is a part of our history.

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Burke, Joseph P. age 56, Chief of Investigations and Intelligence (IDOC), retired Chicago Police Officer, beloved husband for 34 years to Laura J. (nee Gleason), loving father of Erin and Claire, devoted son of the late Joseph P. and Ann (nee Dolan), dear brother of Alderman Edward M. (Justice Anne M. Burke) Burke and Daniel Burke, loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., Funeral Monday, 9:00 a.m., from Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (1545th / Wheeler Dr. and Harlem) Orland Park to St. Francis of Assisi Church 15050 S. Wolf Rd. Orland Park. Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to The One Hundred Club of Cook County or Misericordia Heart of Mercy are appreciated.

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