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Jane Byrne

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  • 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?
  • 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...

    The Machine made, unmade Byrne

    Jane Byrne was a decent, personally honest and well-meaning mayor. Mostly because she was the first woman in the office, she was held to a very high standard of expectations. The bar was set so high that it was unrealistic and unfair. She was forced...

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...

    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....