Chicago Mayor Gives Oprah a Big Parting Gift

Richard Daley names street 'Oprah Winfrey Way'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2011 10:15 AM CDT
In one of his last acts before leaving office, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley presents TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey with a street was named in her honor in Chicago, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.   (M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – What do you get the woman who has everything and has given away just about everything? How about her own street? Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley gave Oprah Winfrey her very own "Oprah Winfrey Way," naming a block in front of Harpo Studios after her. Winfrey is the latest of well over 1,200 celebrities, such as Michael Jordan, Siskel and Ebert, and Frank Sinatra, who have been honored with street signs in Chicago.

"It is really just a full circle, miracle story," Winfrey said, "that a little colored girl born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world, Chicago."

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