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Ed Vrdolyak

Ed Burke and Forrest Gump's Surprising Connection

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Ed Burke is like Forest Gump in that he has been witness to, and part of shaping, many of the city's key events since the late '60s.

Urlacher, Tank Johnson Vouched For Indicted Political Figure

Chicago Breaking News | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and former Bear Terry "Tank" Johnson are among those who wrote letters late last year praising the character o...

Out Of Prison, Betty Loren-Maltese Plans Book On Chicago Corruption, Mob

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After nearly seven years behind bars, the first thing former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese wanted when she got out was a cigarette....

Cheryle Jackson is Running for the U.S. Senate (I Knew Her When She Was Blago's Press Flack)

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

I met Jackson in the spring of 2003 when I was writing a profile of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. She was impressive, strong willed and minded and, initially, difficult.

Vrdolyak Sentenced To Probation, No Jail Time, For Kickback Scheme

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Former Chicago political leader Edward Vrdolyak (ver-DOHL'-yak) was fined $50,000 and placed on five years' probation Thursday for arranging...

The Twelve Days Of Fitzmas: 5 Bleeping Blagos, 2 Singing Scooters

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: An Eddie V. Who's Pleading Guilty On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Life in the 'Fast Eddie' Lane

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

"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.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 4: The Prius Mutatio Show

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Want to know what it might be like to hang out with Barack Obama backstage at the Ba-Rock Show on election night?

Guilty Vrdolyak 'Could Talk You Into Anything': Alderman

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...

Harold and Barack: Emotional Wisdom From 1983

Paul Engleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Engleman

The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.