ABOVE PHOTO: Matthew J. O'Shea, Alderman 19th Ward
In the 19th Ward, the South Side Irish are fighting — themselves.
“How’s life in the Balkans?” powerhouse Ald. Edward Burke (14th) has chided fellow Irish politicos from a part of town proudly clinging to its ethnic roots.
The raging battle in Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and parts of Morgan Park isn’t over political loyalty or who gets clouted contracts. It’s not even about the great Mount Carmel vs. St. Rita debate.
This time they’re brawling over something more precious — the South Side Irish Parade’s resurrection. It’s getting nasty.
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