For generations Chicago has dined out on a hard-edged Democratic image. But all the fights were internecine. When it comes to confronting the national GOP, the mythic nature of Chicago politics is just that, a myth.
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"Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak, the guy who advised me to wise up, is himself heading to jail, joining a long list of Chicago politicians to do time.
Monday's guilty plea by former Chicago Ald. Edward R. Vrdolyak (10th) marks a stunning end fit for one of the most controversial figures in the histor...
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