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So once they make the park's new name official, let's all make it personal.
This is the people's park, a place for just sitting and watching the throngs go by. A place to celebrate the Christmas holiday . . .
ratify the renaming for the now 80-year-old Byrne today. It will all be very dignified, encased in the formal prose of resolutions. Well and good. But there was a lot more to the person they honor. Jane Byrne was ambitious, uncertain, decisive, rambunctious and passionate. That's the personality of the public space that will now bear her name. “Jane's Place” it is.