The former President Barack Obama should say his name on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway, and Bill Daley, a former Obama aide that the mayor of Chicago.
The former President Barack Obama, a famous stretch of highway named after him can get when a Chicago mayoral candidate-who once worked for Obama — his way. But the descendants of the late Dan Ryan, the city’s expressway called, are not happy about the idea.
The democratic candidate, Bill Daley, who was Obama’s White house chief of staff in the year 2011, suggested on Friday that the Dan Ryan will be renamed the Expressway in Chicago’s South Side, for the America’ s 44th president, Chicago Sun-Times ” reported.
“Barack Obama is from Chicago. He owns a house here. This is where the Obama library will be based,” Daley said in a statement. “I’d like to see the legislature act on this, at the beginning of next year.”
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A section of Interstate 55, which was named in the direction of the Springfield, Illinois state capital, already, for Obama in the past year, the report said. But Daley wants an additional lane of honour for the former President.
“The renaming of the highway for President Obama is a daily reminder for all of us that America’s first African-American President was dominated by Chicago,” said Daley. “We were part of the story.”
The story could also play a role, Daley, the decision for mayor. Daley’s father, former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, who served as the 38th mayor of the city for 21 years, from 1955 to 1976. Later, the current candidate’s brother, Richard M. Daley, mayor for 22 years, from 1989 to 2011.
The democratic state REP La Shawn Ford of Chicago, who is also running for mayor-and led-in part over legislation for the I-55 named after Obama, said Daley’s proposal was a “political Trick” and a “Trick, to try to be fair to black voters,” the Sun-Times.
The Dan Ryan Expressway opened in 1961, not long after the death of its namesake, a longtime Cook County Commissioner, has worked to advance road projects in the city. Ryan ‘ s descendants, including the grandchildren, Dan Ryan III, were upset by Daley’s idea, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“It was a very great honor for our family name,” Ryan III, the paper said. “And I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be part of his own father’s legacy change to begin, but also take away a privilege from one person to the honor of another person.”
“It was a great honor for our family name. And I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be part of his own father’s legacy change to begin, but also take away a privilege from one person to the honor of another person.”
— Dan Ryan, III, descendant of the man for whom the expressway in Chicago is named
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Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) expressed concern about the potentially with a second stretch of road named for Obama.
“As a General policy, IDOT, the naming of two streets in the vicinity of one of other for the same person scares, because it leads to confusion for car drivers,” IDOT spokeswoman Jessie Decker of the Sun-Times told. “We are not aware of all the existing resolutions, or dedication, is hereby repealed, to the renaming of a street.”
The Dan Ryan Expressway has been chosen for the proposed Obama honor, because of its Association with the racial segregation in the 1960s. It is also the place for a great anti-violence protest over the summer.
Thousands of protesters shut down driving hazards on the motorway, the increase as part of a movement to pressure the public officials to address the gun violence, the lives of hundreds in the city.