From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) was punched Thursday night while walking into his Near West Side ward office by a man who the alderman claims threatened to kill him and the mayor.
"I'm a little disturbed, because, you know, I don't understand what I did to somebody for them to do that to me,” Burnett said. “I’m wondering what motivated him to do something like that."
The 52-year-old alderman, who was first elected in 1995, was battered about 7 p.m. outside the 27th Ward office at 4 N. Western Ave., authorities said.
He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and declined medical treatment, according to Chicago Police. The alleged attacker was arrested, and charges were pending Thursday night.
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