Jane Byrne

Former Mayor Jane Byrne's casket is carried into St. Vincent de Paul Parish for her funeral. The city's first and only female mayor, Byrne died on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. (Credit: CBS)

Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago 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.

11/17/2014

Portrait of Jane Byrne. (Credit: Chicago History Museum)

Funeral Set For Late Mayor Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne died Friday at the age of 81. She was the city’s first and only female mayor, but her funeral won’t only be about her political achievements. It’s also about her life as a mother, grandmother, and aunt.

11/17/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Former Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.

11/14/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane Byrne

Aldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.

07/29/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

UP West Metra Train

Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra Board

Oberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.

09/09/2013

Blizzard Of 1979

N.Y. Blizzard Reminds Chicago Of ’79

The blizzard that struck New York City this week is causing some political tension, hearkening memories of a snowstorm that struck Chicago nearly 32 years ago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010