Longtime 47th Ward political power and ex-Chicago Park District superintendent Ed Kelly.
Former longtime Chicago Park District superintendent Ed Kelly turned 90 last month and was featured in a lengthy Sunday Sun-Times story, written by fellow columnist Neal Steinberg. Over the past month, the still extremely-vital Kelly has been feted by his legion of friends on the occasion of that important birthday — including parties held at the Brau Haus, Schaller’s Pub, Jack’s on Touhy, Sabatino’s, LaPasta and O’Brien’s in Old Town.
As part of Kelly’s birthday celebrations, his many pals and political associates have launched a campaign to rename Seward Park (where Kelly grew up) in his honor. To sign the online petition to create “Ed Kelly Park,” go to edkellypark.com