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Jane Byrne

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  • Byrne Interchange flyover construction to begin but dire warning toned down

    Byrne Interchange flyover construction to begin but dire warning toned down
    A major bridge construction project will start in less than two weeks at the busiest highway junction in the Chicago area, the Byrne Interchange, roughly a mile south of where a bridge replacement last summer prompted traffic engineers to warn drivers to stay away or risk "carmageddon."
  • Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...

    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...

    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...