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Blithe Spirit

Oak Park’s own Don Harmon, senator in Springfield, up and coming star of the Illinois senate and as township committeeman top dog in the Democratic (Progressive) Party of Oak Park, has a kink in his armor? 

Say it ain’t so.

Since bringing an influential state legislator on board as a partner in 2005, a small Chicago law firm has secured at least $6.3 million in legal work from state agencies that receive funding and oversight from the General Assembly, the Better Government Association has learned.

While that relationship smacks of a conflict of interest, it’s not the only curiosity involving the legislator, state Sen. Don Harmon, and the firm where he’s a partner, Burke Burns & Pinelli Ltd.

Oh my, and he looks so innocent.  No choir boy looks more so.

The BGA also found that Harmon – a Democrat from Oak Park who once served as deputy legal…

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