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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...

    Chicago remembers Jane Byrne: 'A remarkable life of service'

    Chicago remembers Jane Byrne: 'A remarkable life of service'
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne, Chicago’s first and only female mayor, was remembered Friday as a unique trailblazer. Former Ald. Martin Oberman, now chairman of Metra, called Byrne “an epic figure in Chicago's political history.” Oberman,...

    Clarence McClain was old school and loyal

     Clarence McClain was old school and loyal
    Some of you may have seen old men wearing hats in funeral homes at wakes, especially the political wakes of old-school Chicago. They wear those battered fedoras or snappy brims that have been pushed down on dry scalps, those old guys sitting in the back...

    Vrdolyak reports to federal prison

    Vrdolyak reports to federal prison
    Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak reported to federal prison in Terre Haute this morning, Bureau of Prisons officials confirmed. Vrdolyak was sentenced in October to 10 months in prison for a mail fraud conviction tied to a $1.5 million kickback he...