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Record #: O2022-745   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/23/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Honorary street designation as "Jesus 'Chuy' Negrete Way"
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2022-745.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 E 91st Street and South Houston Avenue as "Jesus 'Chuy' Negrete Way".
Susan Sadlowski Garza, 10th Ward Alderwoman
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

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Office of Budget and Management 121 N. LaSalle, Room 604 Chicago, IL 60602

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upon passage ofthis designation ordinance, pursuant to Section 2-8-040 of the Chicago Municipal Code.


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Request honorary street sign for Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Chicago Folksinger of the Chicano Movement

Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, 72, Chicago-based folksinger and lecturer who rose to nationwide prominence in the 1970s Chicano Movement and was hailed by Studs Terkel as "the Chicano Woody Guthrie," died Thursday, May 27.

For decades, my brother (Negrete) entertained and inspired successive generations of Latinos and many youth as he performed and taught in colleges and universities across the nation. He presented concerts, lectures, and workshops to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in venues ranging from public schools and libraries to union rallies and civic festivals, from prisons to senior centers.

With his guitar and harmonica in hand, Negrete wove together songs, poetry...

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