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Jane Byrne, Chicago's First Female Mayor, Dead At 81

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Chicago’s first and, to date, only female mayor Jane Byrne has died, according to reports. The Chicago Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed reported late F...

Karen Lewis: Will She Give Rahm Emanuel a Real Fight?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

The study of relevant history can shed insight into present-day events, even if the specific details may differ. With that in mind, it may be worthwhile to look at four historical Chicago mayoral campaigns as Karen Lewis sets her sights on Rahm Emanuel.

VIDEO: A Chicago Mayor's Shameless Easter PR Fail

Posted 03.31.2013 | Chicago

Chicago may be the city of progress, but vintage video from a 1981 Easter scene shows even in the Windy City, the more things change, the more they s...

The Blizzard I Will Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I grew up in the Midwest, born in Chicago, raised on the Southwest Side. We have four seasons. That's true for a lot of people, from a lot of places. Any generation, from any region accustomed to cold and snow in winter, has their own legendary storms.

Mayor Daley Is Right: Being Mayor of Chicago Is the Best Job in the World

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Lisa Madigan is just a few years younger than Mayor Daley when he first became mayor. If she runs and wins, if she keeps running and keeps winning, she too could remake this city.

Axelrod: 'We Pride Ourselves On Thinking More About Chicago Than D.C.'

New York Times | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is a Manhattan-bred, University of Chicago-educated Everyman who would look rumpled in a Hugo Boss suit and still loves Manny's deli on the Near ...

How to Go From Jamoke to Chicagoan in Under 40 Minutes

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I've got this intern from San Francisco working for me. How'm I ever gonna explain to this kid what makes Chicago different, different from anywhere else? I'm gonna start with these six short videos.

Harold and Barack: Emotional Wisdom From 1983

Paul Engleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Engleman

The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.