Community members came together to address concerns about zoning changes that would be required for the construction of the high-rise on East 53rd Street between South Kimbark Avenue and South Dorchester Avenue.
Community members mostly blamed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the imminent closing of Canter Middle School and 53 other CPS schools, a decision they saw as rash and ill-informed.
Democrats in the Land of Lincoln have a supermajority in both houses, a historical first for Illinois.
Local Aldermen voted against allowing the Mayor to award contracts without City Council approval.
Burns asked Preckwinkle not to recommend him after he learned from constituents that they often view appointments as an unfair advantage.
Preckwinkle recommended Burns to Mayor Daley as a replacement should she win her bid for Cook County President.