Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies At Age 81

I was a teenager and loved listening to Chicago talk radio.  So it comes probably as no surprise that Jane Byrne caught my attention back in central Wisconsin where the news of her bid for mayor made for lots of excitement in the mind of a guy hoping to break free from the rural area and experience the energy of a big city.

In many ways Jane Byrne held for me the power of politics and urban drama all in one person.  She fascinated me.

Her death today is sad to hear about, but the life she lived and the joy she produced for others will not be forgotten.

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