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  • GPS-based snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable, turn residents into watchdogs

    As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time.
  • When Jane Byrne was elected mayor

    When Jane Byrne was elected mayor
    Paralyzing blizzards set up Mayor Michael Bilandic for defeat, but it was bright sunshine on Feb. 27 that did him in. The fair weather on the day of the mayoral primary election brought out the voters, and the memory of the city's inept handling of record...

    Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor

    Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor
    Jane Byrne, whose blizzard-stoked victory in Chicago's 1979 mayoral election made her the city's first female mayor and who broke the grip of former Mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic patronage machine, has died. She was 81. Byrne died Friday at a...

    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,...

    Why the 'evil cabal' made peace with Mayor Jane Byrne

    Why the 'evil cabal' made peace with  Mayor Jane Byrne
    It has been said that Margaret Jane Byrne is Chicago's "forgotten mayor," that several generations of schoolchildren, and for that matter adults who might not have been around during the tumultuous years of the late 1970s and early 1980s, have never heard...