STATEMENT FROM MAYOR EMANUEL ON HONORING FORMER MAYOR JANE BYRNE

“As Mayor, Jane Byrne didn’t just blaze a new trail for women in politics. She blazed a new trail forward to a better future for the entire City of Chicago. She remains an iconic figure in Chicago so it’s only fitting that we rename her beloved plaza surrounding our iconic Water Tower in her honor. It will serve as a fitting tribute to her lasting legacy.”