| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
| Jul 31, 2014
Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A crowd of protesters filled Water Tower Park Saturday afternoon to protest recent Israeli military action against Palestinians.
Dina Abdalla, a student organizer at DePaul with Students for Justice in Palestine, said Palestinians were being...
| Jul 26, 2014
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
| Sep 12, 2014
What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how:
"The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University.
Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...
| Aug 28, 2014
In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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.