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Ward Seven—Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns

Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns

First elected in 1991, Alderman Hart-Burns is a graduate of Edison College. She is currently the Chairperson of the Government Operations Committee and has served on that committee since 1991. Scheketa served on the Finance Committee as a member from 1991 to 1995 and as an alternate from 1995 to 2009. She is also on the Office Committee for the Aldermen’s Office. Alderman Hart-Burns currently serves as the alternate for the Planning and Development Committee.

Alderman Hart-Burns has been happily married to William F. Burns since 1997 and is the mother of 5 children: Malik, Kehinde, Hakim, Amina and Ahmad (deceased) Hart; and other sons, Michael, Vernon and Arvin Burns. Alderman Hart-Burns is an evangelist at the Greater Mount Olive Church of God in Christ.

Alderman Hart-Burns can be reached at the Alderman’s Office, her home office at (630) 898-2943 or via e-mail at

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