Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane ByrneChicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.
Balcer Denies Stepping Down To Clear Path For Daley Nephew: "I Was Not Forced Out"Ald. James Balcer (11th) on Tuesday vehemently denied he was being forced out of his seat on the City Council to make way for a third generation of the Daley family, blaming an ongoing struggle with vertigo and post-traumatic stress disorder.
County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical ExaminerThe Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones' job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.
County Committee Shoots Down Proposed Rule For Budget HearingsCook County Commissioners shot down a proposal some members of the County Board say was a move toward transparency in the budget process.