Death of Jane Byrne

May 24, 1934 - November 14, 2014
Chicago, Illinois | Age 80

Chicago's 1st female mayor dies
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and become its first female mayor, died Friday. She was 80.

Byrne, whose four-year term brought festivals and filmmakers to Chicago but was also filled with upheaval at City Hall, died at a hospice in Chicago, said her daughter, Kathy.

Byrne famously beat Mayor Michael Bilandic...

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