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Old 04-28-2021, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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I hope this falls on its face before it ever makes it out of committee. Of the countless hundreds of streets and roads in the city, why rename the one that has among the highest name recognition values in all of America? Couldn't they rename, like, 35th Street or something?

Renaming Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable set for key vote on Thursday
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:04 PM
 
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Will it be a brown sign or a green sign?
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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So stupid... why fix something that’s not broken?
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:01 PM
 
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Dumb issues are easier to discuss rather than real ones. Think about that nonsense with changing Congress to Ida Wells for a few blocks. Easier than chatting about crime, pension reform, encouraging tourism and investments, etc.
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:11 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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"Just slippin' on by on Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Friday night trouble bound...."

Just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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BOBNCHI, ohhhhhhh come on! THAT sounds kind of catchy to me, now that you mention it!
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:12 AM
 
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They cant do that, what will happen to that song called Lake Shore Drive?? seriously. you cant rename an iconic street.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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According to wikipedia, "The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa."

So how long until someone suggests the city be renamed to SHIKAAKWA?
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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This (ahem) mayor is on the right track by being against the renaming of LSD . I can agree to naming the river walk after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Lake Shore Drive is an iconic Chicago title/name. I would not want to see it be renamed.
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