Posts Tagged “Jane Byrne”

It’s about change, not Sanders, Trump or Clinton

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It’s about change, not Sanders, Trump or Clinton

Bernie Sanders should quit the Democratic Party race and run for president as a true Independent. Donald Trump should apologize for his campaign rhetoric that continues to sound more and more racist against Mexicans and Muslims. Hillary Clinton needs to turn against the evil cabal of establishment insiders who run this country with power and…

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was always going to defeat challenger Jesus Chuy Garcia. Emanuel only looked vulnerable because of Chicago’s “new” consolidated election system which replaced the old system of party primaries and brushed aside any role for the city’s small and negligible Republican Party. But Emanuel did well in both elections on Feb. 24…

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Remembering that Southwest Gal, Judy Baar Topinka

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Remembering that Southwest Gal, Judy Baar Topinka

By Ray Hanania Judy Baar Topinka was one of the most energetic public officials I met. What a nice person. She was always smiling, even at moments of controversy. She was optimistic and always hopeful. It’s funny to see the mainstream news media pretend to be her friend. They pretty much ignored her, except when…

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I owe Jane Byrne for launching my journalism career

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I owe Jane Byrne for launching my journalism career

Chicago Mayor Jane M. Byrne, who died on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, was Chicago’s first female elected chief executive and the 41st mayor of the City of Chicago. The turbulence of her politics and administration launched my journalism career, and for that I owe her much Jane Byrne defeated the Machine but she became the Machine…

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Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne

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Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne

Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne By Ray Hanania Of all the mayors that Chicago has had, Jane M. Byrne will remain one of the most exciting. She defeated the powerful Chicago Machine and then shattered the glass ceiling in Chicago politics allowing women to rise to the pinnacle of power. Byrne’s…

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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more than she has received

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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more than she has received

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more than she has received By Ray Hanania She had a “whim of steel,” quipped the late and legendary Chicago Tribune City Hall reporter and longtime colleague Robert Davis. She “didn’t make news. She committed news,” opined the equally late and legendary Chicago Sun-Times City Hall reporter and my journalism…

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