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Record #: O2022-255   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/26/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 2/23/2022
Title: Honorary street designation as "Lt. Dwain P. Williams Way"
Sponsors: Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2022-255.pdf

SECTION 1. Pursuant to an ordinance heretofore passed by the City Council which allows erection of honorary street-name signs, the Commissioner of Transportation shall take the necessary action for standardization of South Peoria Street from 95th to 96th (9500 to 9600 South Peoria Street) as "Lt. Dwain P. Williams Way."
HOWARD B. BROOKINS, JR. Alderman, 21st Ward

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

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Dwaln P. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois to the union of James and Vivian L. Williams, both of whom preceded him In death. He was the third of five children and was affectionately known to many as TC. Dwaln acknowledge Christ at the precious age of d-years-old while attending Harris Temple AOH Church of God In Christ; this led to a profound spiritual awakening and contributed to his close walk with the Lord. While attending Mount Vernon Church, Dwain developed a passion for two loves that followed him into his adulthood - Basketball & Muslcl He excelled at playing basketball for both school
and church leading to many awards and notoriety for being the "Dunk Banger". His love of music, singing and learning to play various Instruments such as the keyboard, guitar, and saxophone led him to creating his first music group. Pwaln also loved to act and participated In many plays and skits written and produced predominately by his mother, Vivian.

Dwaln attended Altgeld Elementary School and then Harper High School where he matriculated to the
United States Army In 1976. He served In numerous duty stations around the world as a Wire Systems Installer/Operator with his last duty station being the 501st Signal Battalion ofthe 101st
Airborne Assault Division. Following active duty, Dwaln spent two years In the Army Reserves continuing to serve his country while attending college. He was meritoriously decorated and w...

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