Water Tower park to be renamed for former mayor Jane Byrne

There’s a new city hall plan to honor former mayor Jane Byrne.

Alderman Ed Burke has proposed renaming the park surrounding the Water Tower after the city’s first woman mayor.

The plan is endorsed by Byrne’s family.

Aldermen lauded Byrne today, citing her efforts in creating the Taste of Chicago, extending the El lines to both airports, and banning handguns in the city.

 

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