Ed Kelly, ex-Park District chief, still getting even at 90: Steinberg
By Neil Steinberg Sun-Times Columnist August 18, 2014 11:41PM
Former Chicago Park District Supintendent Edmund Kelly, at the Ed Kelly Sports Program office at 2224 W. Lawrence, reminisces about his career. | Neil Steinberg/Sun-Times
Updated: September 20, 2014 6:03AM
Edmund Kelly was born Aug. 19, 1924, and is one of the dwindling band of politicians from the Democratic Machine era.
He talks about everything from his beginnings at Seward Park, his friendship with Mayor Richard J. Daley, his relationship with Harold Washington and why he feels so sorry for Rahm Emanuel.
He became acting superintendent of the Chicago Park District in 1972.
When Washington fired him 14 years later, he said, “I don’t get mad; I get even,” and here, in a sense, he does.