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Record #: O2021-1993   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Honorary street designation as "Honorary Our Lady of Victory Way"
Sponsors: Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2021-1993.pdf
CITY COUNCIL: May 26, 2021


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Pursuant to Section 2-8-040 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, which allows for erection of honorary street designations, the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation shall take the necessary action for the Standardization of N. Laramie Avenue from W. Agatite Avenue to W. Sunnyside Avenue as "Honorary Our Lady of Victory Way".

NICHOLAS SPOSATO ALDERMAN, 38™ WARD



SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.
RESOLUTION HONORING OUR LADY OF VICTORY PARISH


WHEREAS, Our Lady of Victory Parish, 5212 W. Agatite in Chicago, has been a mainstay ofthe Portage and Jefferson Park communities, providing spiritual and educational direction to so many who are better people for it; and

WHEREAS, Our Lady of Victory Parish (OLV) was founded on July 16,1906 and was officially organized in September of 1906 as a Mission of St. Edward Parish. Rev. Martin Lennartz cared for the small Catholic community and celebrated Mass in a hall on Milwaukee Avenue just north of Lawrence Avenue; and

WHEREAS, Our Lady of Victory flourished in those times of wooden sidewalks, streets and horse drawn carriages! Wilson Park was a corn field and apple trees, strawberries and violets covered the fields. It is rumored that President Lincoln slept at the Dickenson Inn then located on Milwaukee Avenue near Warner; and

WHEREAS, on Thanksgiving Day, 1907, Fr. Francis Chickozki began his long tenure as Pastor of OLV and under his leadership, a new Church and school building was constructed on its present site at 4444 N. Laramie; and

WHEREAS, Archbishop James E. Quigley officially dedicated the new Church and School building on May 28,1911. The Parish school was opened in the fall of 1910 and was staffed by the School Sisters of St. Francis from Milwaukee. At that time there were six sisters and 200 children in the school; and

WHEREAS, Our Lady of Victory Parish cont...

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