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Chicago's First Female Mayor

When Jane Byrne was elected mayor of Chicago in April of 1979, the Windy City became the largest American city with a female mayor.

45 years earlier, she was born Jane Margaret Burke on Chicago’s north side. 163 more words


The Download's Swap Meet: That junk might be worth something

It’s Wednesday so that means Greg Flamm is here to talk about your junk on another episode of the “Swap Meet.” Do you have an old collectible that you think might be worth something? 89 more words

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Celebrating 100 years of Navy Pier

WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer and Eddie Griffin join Justin to discuss their new documentary, “Navy Pier: A Century of Reinvention.” Geoffrey and Eddie talk about why they decided to do an entire show dedicated to Navy Pier, the fascinating history of Navy Pier, how the pier reinvented itself every 20 years, former Mayor Michael Bilandic bringing ChicagoFest to Navy Pier, the appeal of Navy Pier and how it has emerged as the #1 tourist destination in Chicago. 44 more words

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Is Politics Dirty? It Is If You're Doing It Right...

Jane Byrne Was Not A Witch. She was a Democrat. And everyone knows Democrats make terrible witches. Conflict is not their best feature. Plus there are those cat allergies. 303 more words

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Swap Meet: What would you trade for a Jane Byrne coloring book?

It’s time for a new segment on The Download that we are calling, “Swap Meet.” We will invite WGN listeners in-studio who have some great memorabilia. 86 more words

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