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  • Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne

    Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne made a rare public appearance Friday as Chicago’s main confluence of major highways was renamed in her honor, a nod to her status as the only female ever elected to the city’s top political post.
  • Circle Interchange to be renamed for Jane Byrne today

    Circle Interchange to be renamed for Jane Byrne today
    Jane Byrne will get the first of two planned dedications today as Gov. Pat Quinn officially names the Circle Interchange in honor of Chicago's only female mayor. Quinn is scheduled to appear at a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at Harrison and Desplaines streets for...

    'November Man' started with Chicago newsman

    'November Man' started with Chicago newsman
    When the Chicago Daily News went out of business in March 1978 and some of its staff merged with its sister paper the Sun-Times, I walked out of that building with three others who no longer had newspaper jobs, and one of them was named Bill Granger....

    Sinkhole of time may await Jane Byrne

    Sinkhole of time may await Jane Byrne
    Let's begin with a short quiz. 1. The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago is named after: a. A former Illinois governor b. A wealthy cigar maker and Democratic donor c. The inventor of the Thompson submachine gun 2. The Dan Ryan Expressway is...

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The park surrounding Chicago’s historic Water Tower would be renamed “Jane M. Byrne Plaza” in honor of the former mayor under a proposal endorsed today by the City Council Finance Committee. Aldermen set aside other proposed ways to...