Chicago Stories

The Election of Jane Byrne

Clip: 04/01/2022 | 12m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Originally considered an underdog candidate, Jane Byrne took on the Chicago machine and became the first woman to be elected Mayor of Chicago in 1979.

Aired: 04/01/22

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Chicago Stories is a local public television program presented by WTTW.