Democratic loyalist Eddie L. McCann Jr. dies at 66

In 2008, when Jennifer Hudson went to the morgue to identify the body of Julian King, her murdered 7-year-old nephew, Eddie L. McCann Jr. comforted her and helped arrange a decoy vehicle to distract a media swarm from her car.
And he called police to get “paparazzi” removed from a nearby roof, said Sean Howard, a former spokesman for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who worked with Mr. McCann at the morgue that day.
“He was very helpful and he was very knowledgeable about the political Who’s Who — and Who’s Not — in town,” said Bob Shaw, a retired alderman

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