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Former Mayor Jane Byrne’s funeral held at St. Vincent dePaul Church

Former Mayor Jane Byrne's funeral held at St. Vincent dePaul Church

Brenden Moore

November 17, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id='5876'] Former Mayor Jane Byrne was remembered Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church by Chicagoans of all different backgrounds gathering for her funeral service. Read More »...

Jane Byrne, former Chicago mayor, dead at 81

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, pictured above at the 1985 Gay Pride Parade, died last week in hospice care. Byrne served from 1979 to 1983 and was the first female mayor of Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Alan Light)

Associated Press and Don Babwin

November 16, 2014

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 81. Read More »...

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