City Council takes up Jane Byrne’s legacy

City Council takes up Jane Byrne’s legacy
City Council takes up Jane Byrne’s legacy

City Council takes up Jane Byrne’s legacy

Chicago’s first-and only-female mayor may finally get her due in the form of a physical marker. While many streets, structures and parks bare the names of famous Chicagoans, Jane Byrne’s legacy isn’t as recognizable in the city. That may now change as a proposal led by Alderman Ed Burke passed City Council’s Finance Committee Tuesday. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian gives us details on plans for Jane M. Byrne Plaza, and offers some background on what took so long to honor her legacy. Photo: Flickr/Alan Light