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Jane Byrne

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  • Rawlings-Blake in a walk? Don't be so sure

    Rawlings-Blake in a walk? Don't be so sure
    The Sun poll of the mayor's race shows the incumbent, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, with a commanding lead. This should not come as a total surprise — she has tremendous name recognition, she has won citywide before, and she has raised far more money...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
  • The Byrne Ballroom seems about right to me

     
    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
  • Opening soon: The Bridge in Bridgeport

    Opening soon: The Bridge in Bridgeport
    Chicago is home to approximately 250 theater and comedy companies, but none of them call Bridgeport home. That's about to change. Friday marks the debut of The Bridge, which is housed in The Orphanage, the second floor theater space above the historic...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?

     Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?
    Is it possible to make Mayor Rahm Emanuel even the teeniest bit likable? I desperately want to help him, and I know you do too, because one look at the guy and you know he needs help, but he's too full of pride and arrogance and fear of showing even the...
  • Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot

    Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot
    "Are you hungry, did you eat yet?" asks Mary Stark, touching the hand of Steve Twardowski. "Frank, get him a nice bowl of the goulash, on the house." Twardowski, 30, a teacher and photographer, takes a seat at the bar, sips an Old Style and fiddles with...
  • Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw

    Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw
    A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer. Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
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  • 10 things you might not know about political ads

    10 things you might not know about political ads
    The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day. 1...