Obama Gets His Own Street

Chicago community first to name road after president
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 9:50 AM CDT
President Barack Obama tours the facilities of Industrial Support inc. in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, May 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Calumet Park, a predominantly black neighborhood in Chicago, has voted to rename one of its streets “Obama Drive,” with new street signs scheduled to be posted Aug. 21, Chicago Breaking News reports. “We want to stamp his name” on the community, which Obama represented as state senator, Calumet Park's mayor said. “I haven't heard of anyone else doing this. We're a little community, but we may be the first out of the gate.”

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