Posts Tagged “Jane M. Byrne”

Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sworn into office on May 20, 2019, as Chicago’s first African American woman and first “openly Gay” mayor. Much of Lightfoot’s inauguration speech reflected many of the same principles that were reiterated 40 years ago when on April 16, 1979, Jane Byrne was inaugurated as…

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Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast

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Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast

Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast Ray Hanania, a former Chicago City Hall reporter, and political columnist during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, has launched a new podcast available for free on most podcat systems. Called “Ray Hanania on Politics,” the podcast is recorded several times each week and addresses mainstream American politics…

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Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor?

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Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor?

Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor? With Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowing out of next Spring’s Chicago mayoral elections, it’s a good time to look at the past eight of Chicago’s mayors to decide who was the “best” in a lot of different categories including inspirational, vindictive, vision, historic, and most productive. By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor…

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Pretend interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Pretend interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Pretend interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel I’ve covered six Chicago Mayors since 1976 including Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer and Richard M. Daley. But I have yet to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow me to interview him, despite numerous requests. What’s the excuse…

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Remembering Mayor Washington this Thanksgiving

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Remembering Mayor Washington this Thanksgiving

Remembering Mayor Washington this Thanksgiving Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a desire to balance the imbalance in Chicago’s society, bringing all of the city’s races and ethnic groups together, treating them equally. It’s something we no longer…

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Rename Navy Pier after Jane Byrne

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Rename Navy Pier after Jane Byrne

Rename Navy Pier after Jane Byrne Jane Byrne was a very controversial and contentious Chicago Mayor, but she also is responsible for several brilliant achievements, including being the spark that revived the city’s lakefront Jewel, Navy Pier. It’s time that her legacy be given its due and she be recognized for her efforts. Name Navy…

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