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  • John Kass: 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media -- and there were many -- then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism?
  • 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

     'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won
    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media — and there were many — then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her...

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan
    Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things. Boss Madigan. He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...

    Daley's first City Council meeting

    You don't think of Mayor Richard Daley as a City Council greenhorn. But on April 26, 1989, that's what he was. His first City Council meeting brought out an audience; people waited in line for seats. They saw a quiet show. A police officer was honored...

    Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...