Fast Eddie Slows Down, Goes Down Without a Fight

Ed Vrdolyak is pleading guilty

Fast Eddie has slowed down.


He’s in his seventies and, like other older pols who have admitted to violating federal law, his run is over.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Judge Milton Shadur has told jurors that Ed Vrdolyak will plead guilty. Here is his plea agreement.

As former State Rep. Harry Leinenweber told me on the House floor when we were discussing Vrdolyak one day he was in the news, probably because of his Chicago City Council floor leadership of the opposition to Mayor Harold Washington,

Eddie was the only University of Chicago Law School classmate who successfully defended himself on a murder charge while a student.

Here’s more background:

8-16-6 Anyone Know Any Vrdolyak Stories?

8-18-6 Reformer Bill Singer’s Name Linked to Vrdolyak Probe

5-10-7 Vrdolyak Indicted

8-18-6 Singer Linked to Vrdolyak Probe

5-12-7 John Kass Writes About One of the Vulcan Lake TIF Principals (with connection to two of Mayor Aaron Shepley’s Crystal Lake City Council’s winning TIF developers)

5-15-7 Vrdolyak Comments Reprinted in Chicago Sun-Times

5-16-7 Tribune Quotes from Vrdolyak Article, Too

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