Committees, man. The same process that gave us the platypus has now given us a mouthful of a street name in Chicago:
Two years after a South Side alderman introduced an ordinance to rebrand the landmark Chicago Lake Shore Drive to honor DuSable because he was upset he didn’t hear the Black founder of Chicago mentioned during a river boat tour, the City Council on Friday ended months of racially charged debate by adopting a compromise to make it so.
The vote was 33-15, with “no” votes coming from 12 white and three Latino aldermen.
The ordinance calls for the renaming to happen immediately, but a city spokesman did not respond to questions about how long it will take to change the signs.
I can't wait to hear the remake of Aliotta Haynes & Jeremiah's song: