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Jane Byrne

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  • Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago

    Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago
    As anyone who watched her before, during and after her four tumultuous years as mayor of the city of Chicago would know, Jane Byrne was great theater: unpredictable, comic, dramatic. But behind that show, she also displayed a deep appreciation for the...
  • The struggles of a 'first and only' named Jane Byrne

     The struggles of a 'first and only' named Jane Byrne
    Jane Byrne was a petite, blonde, spunky lady. Does that sentence seem outdated? Welcome to the world in which Jane Byrne came of political age. When Byrne died Friday at 81 she was widely remembered as the first and only female mayor of the brawny...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT

    CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT
    UIC students can expect a newly renovated CTA station—just in time for summer break. The UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop is undergoing a $16 million renovation, which includes adding an elevator to the Peoria Street entrance, one of three entrances...
  • 10 things you might not know about stunts

     10 things you might not know about stunts
    Nik Wallenda intends to walk across the Chicago River on a tightrope next weekend. It's a stunt — a staged event designed to capture public attention. You could say that "10 Things" is a stunt, too, which means you'd better pay attention. Here are...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • When the pope came to Chicago

    When the pope came to Chicago
    Exactly 35 years ago this weekend, Pope John Paul II came to Chicago, celebrated an open-air Mass in Grant Park before the largest crowd gathered in city history and won over the hearts of the area's Catholics and not a few of the non-Catholics. Not...