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

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

    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? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay...

    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...

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water
    One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...