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    As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago to preside over its decline. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    But always I was a private citizen whose activities in government or political party were appointive. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    But as important as the job to be done by government in the neighborhoods, the people must also be involved. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    But I recognize that I was elected not only by the members of my own party, but the large numbers of independents and republicans as well. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities - without outside interference. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be judged by my performance as its chief executive. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    I am a Democrat. I have been one all of my life. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city - for one Chicago. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    If those communities are left to decay, this city will decay. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    In the days and months I spent walking through the various communities of this city, I found that Chicago did not work for everyone, however. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime, relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study, and possibly implement. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    The cooperation of government at its different levels is important and can only be achieved as long as the people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts and supportive of our goals. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems. Jane-ByrneJane Byrne
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    The people must know that from this day on, we want their opinions. Jane-Byrne/">Jane Byrne
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    The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason. Jane-Byrne/">Jane Byrne
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    Tonight - by taking this solemn oath - I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago. Jane-Byrne/">Jane Byrne
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    We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city, the neighborhoods, in the past. Jane-Byrne/">Jane Byrne