* Oh my goodness…
Could the daughter of one Democratic political powerhouse replace another as Illinois attorney general?
It’ll happen if the City Council’s elder statesman has his way.
Cook County Democratic Chairman Joe Berrios said he got a courtesy call over the weekend from Ald. Edward Burke (14th) to let him know that Burke’s daughter, Jennifer, was would be circulating nominating petitions to run for attorney general.
Neither Jennifer Burke nor her father could be reached for comment. They work together at the law firm of Klafter & Burke.
The firm specializes in property tax appeals and has three dozen clients that do business with the city — even though that creates a conflict that requires Burke, chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee, to recuse himself from countless City Council votes.
Man, that’s some serious public relations savvy right there. One of the most unpopular connected insiders in all of Illinois leaks the news on the record that a property tax appeals lawyer and daughter of yet another connected Chicago insider may be running for attorney general.
Gonna be tough to top that roll-out.