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  • 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 said ran City Hall.
  • 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. Though the plan...

    U.S. prosecutor retires after 43 years fighting Chicago mob, corruption

     U.S. prosecutor retires after 43 years fighting Chicago mob, corruption
    As a young federal prosecutor, Gary Shapiro was just days from trying his first big Chicago mob case in 1974 when masked men burst into a Bensenville plastics firm and fatally shot Danny Seifert in front of his wife and young son. At the time, Seifert...

    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...

    Jayne Byrne left her mark

    Jayne Byrne left her mark
    Jane Byrne passed away this morning. She was a one term mayor of Chicago. Defeating the Daley's. For one term, at least. She also happened to be the first female mayor of any of the top three cities in America. (As of today she is still the only one....