Alderman Carrie Austin cancels ward meeting after feds raid her office

Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin continues to duck questions about the federal raid at her ward office.

The raid happened Wednesday. The FBI confirmed it was conducting “court-authorized” activities in the area.

A FOX 32 source said the investigation is not connected to the ongoing investigation and criminal case against Ald. Ed Burke.

Austin cancelled a regularly scheduled ward meeting at the Shelden Heights Church, where a small group of constituents gathered, surprised. They said it was the first meeting, in recent memory, that Austin had missed.

Austin has not returned numerous calls and messages seeking comment.