Nation: The Lady and the Machine

Rebellious Jane Byrne knocks out the mayor of Chicago

The arrogance of the Democratic political machine powered for so long by the late mayor Richard J. Daley was more obvious than ever on the eves of last week's primary election. "The machine may not be well , oiled," proclaimed Alderman Vito Marzullo, "but it will never break down. Mayor Bilandic is going to swamp them." But break down it did.

Dissident Machine Democrat Jane Byrne, 44, a Daley protegé and for ten years commissioner of consumer sales, had become disenchanted with Michael Bilandic, 56,...

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