Michael Scott's suicide marks the third suicide among prominent public officials in the last two years -- and each of the men were being investigated by authorities or already convicted of wrongdoing.
Scott, former Balgojevich aide Chris Kelly and former Stroger aide Orlando Jones all died by their own hand.
Scott, who was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday morning, was a mover and shaker in Chicago politics and a prominent member of the African-American community here.
Earlier this year, Scott was scrutinized over Olympics-related real estate dealings.
A key member of Mayor Daley's Olympic committee, Scott also served as a consultant to a major condominium developer who proposed to build near the Olympic Village site.
Earlier this summer, Scott moved to sever his ties to another developer after the Tribune revealed his plans to build a retail and housing project near the proposed Olympic cycling venue on the West Side.
Scott's business dealings led residents to suspect that Mayor Daley's friends would profit the most from the proposed 2016 Olympic games, which of course Chicago failed to win.
CHICAGO FAILED TO WIN THE OLYMPICS DESPITE THE UNPRECEDENTED APPEARANCE OF THE OBAMAESTRO HIMSELF.
A LOT OF OBAMA'S COHORTS WERE OBVIOUSLY COUNTING ON HIM BRINGING HOME THE BACON...
THE CHICAGO MACHINE IS A CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION AND OBAMA IS THE NUMBER ONE TURD,
OBAMA IS A COG IN THIS CORRUPT MACHINE - LIKE HIS LATE FATHER-IN-LAW - AND A TOOL OF SOROS AN ACOLYTE OF ALINSKY AND ACORN AND A STOOGE FOR THE SEIU.
I WONDER WHO IS NEXT: OTHER CHICAGO POL'S WILL UNDOUBTEDLY "COMMIT SUICIDE" BEFORE OBAMA TERM IS UP - MAYBE EVEN BLAGO!?
MALKIN HERE; ROUND UP HERE.