Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement calling on Toni Preckwinkle to donate contributions from Ed Burke and from the fundraiser Burke hosted at his home for Preckwinkle earlier this year.

“Ed Burke doesn’t give anyone a five-figure contribution for no reason,” said Lightfoot. “Toni Preckwinkle should be transparent about why Ed Burke saw her as an appealing investment. And she should donate the Burke cash to a worthy cause, stat.”