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Jane Byrne

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  • A Chicago interchange vs. a park

    Former Mayor Jane Byrne gets an interchange named after her, and Maggie Daley gets a 20-acre park.  Hmmm.
  • 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. The Circle...

    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...

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...

    Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...