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Michael Bilandic

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  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    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...
  • 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...
  • Marathon dug deep roots in Windy City and world marathon scene

    When locals and out-of-towners alike think “Chicago,” certain things inevitably come to mind – the Cubs, the Blackhawks, Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, Michael Jordan – the list of iconic images goes on and on. Since its debut,...
  • Literary Saloon: Dispatches from near and far

    Literary Saloon: Dispatches from near and far
    Here's another look into the rich trove of Chicago literature that makes its way regularly to my desk. Txtng Mama Txtng Baby by Esther Hershenhorn, Sleeping Bear Press, 16 pages, $8.99 "I have the heart of a Luddite," says Esther Hershenhorn, a highly...
  • 10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley

    10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley
    Richard M. Daley and his father, Richard J. Daley, have so dominated Chicago politics that it's hard to imagine life here without a Daley as mayor. But it's happened before, and it will happen again: 1 Eight of the last nine Chicago mayors were born in...
  • Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard

    Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard
    The snowstorm predicted for the Chicago area this week has revived memories of the record blizzard that paralyzed the region 44 years ago. Over the course of 35 hours on Jan. 26 and 27, 1967, 23 inches of snow fell on Chicago, clogging streets,...
  • Ask Tom why: I remember the Blizzard of '79 that brought more than 20 inches of snow to Chicago and northwest Indiana. Why do people in Knox, Ind., call it the Blizzard of '78?

    Dear Tom, I remember the Blizzard of '79 that brought more than 20 inches of snow to Chicago and northwest Indiana. Why do people in Knox, Ind., call it the Blizzard of '78? —Thom Morin, Knox, Ind. Dear Thom, There were two major blizzards to...
  • Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?

    Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?
    Have you ever noticed how, even before the snowflakes fall, news organizations are dumping several column inches of reporting about an impending storm? Before becoming the Trib Nation manager, I was a general assignment reporter in the Chicago Tribune'...
  • Jane Byrne elected mayor of Chicago

    Jane Byrne elected mayor of Chicago
    Paralyzing blizzards set up Mayor Michael Bilandic for defeat, but it was bright sunshine on Feb. 27 that did him in. The fair weather on the day of the mayoral primary election brought out the voters, and the memory of the city's inept handling of record...
  • The death of Mayor Richard J. Daley

    The death of Mayor Richard J. Daley
    A jovial, confident, seemingly healthy Mayor Richard J. Daley started his day on this frigid Monday by attending a pre-Christmas breakfast with his loyal department heads. By most accounts, the 21st year of Daley's record-breaking reign as mayor was one...
  • So your accomplice paid the ultimate price for his crime? You murdered him!

     
    I should not have been surprised by this story earlier this week: (Elgin resident Kristian) Branch and a Rockford man, Mario Charles, went to a room in the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel (in Schaumburg) early Tuesday intending to rob a......
  • 10 things you might not know about snow

    Chicago's snowiest winter in about three decades is laying siege -- and slush. On the other side of the world, China suffered its worst winter weather in half a century, stranding hundreds of thousands just before their New Year holiday. Here are a few...