A letter to Harold Washington in heaven: Your buddy (ha!) Ed Burke is in trouble
Haven’t written to you lately because I know you’re an avid reader, and I’m sure you’re busy keeping up with the Trump scandals.
But I must tell you, your good buddy Ed Burke is facing criminal charges. Can you believe both Burke and Ed Vrdolyak are going to stand trial!?
You always said that Burke played the race card, while Fast Eddie was more about power. I know you’ll never forget the dirty deeds Burke did to you during Council Wars. It ticks me off that they held the city back during Council Wars, but you’re smiling, and we’re finally going to get some justice.
Funny thing though — they didn’t charge him on the incredible mess around workman’s comp, or over his tax work representing another soonto-go-under-guy-pol (Trump). Or one of the many other outrageous acts over his 50-year term.
No, they charged him for squeezing a neighborhood fast food restaurant by playing “the driveway permit game,” so Burke could get tax business for his law firm.
Well, I’ll keep you posted, my best to your buddies in heaven. I knew you’d get a great laugh out of this.
Your vice-mayor and dear friend,
David Orr former Cook County clerk