Senator Kirk Statement on the Passing of Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne

CHICAGO –-(ENEWSPF)–November 14, 2014.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement on the passing of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne:

“Jane Byrne, the first and only female mayor elected in Chicago, served a single-term as mayor but the changes and traditions she brought to the city will never be forgotten. She will always be remembered for starting the Taste of Chicago to showcase the city’s world famous food and her work on redeveloping Navy Pier to make it one of Illinois’ largest tourist destinations. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”