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  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange.
  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, dies at 81

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, dies at 81
    Jane Byrne, with an assist from mighty snowstorms and a tone-deaf Chicago mayor who preceded her, will forever be known as the feisty woman who in 1979 toppled Chicago’s formidable Democratic machine and “the cabal of evil men” she...

    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...

    A goodbye to Jane Byrne and an old version of Chicago

     A goodbye to Jane Byrne and an old version of Chicago
    The line of Chicagoans paying their respects to Jane Byrne stretched back from a casket draped in the municipal flag to a memorial book supervised by Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers, the self-appointed Cubs apostle, in full uniform — an only-in-Chicago...

    Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning

    Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning
    The wake and funeral for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne's will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at a Near North Side church. According to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, those services will be Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W....