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Record #: O2022-763   
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 "Honorary Sam Rosen Way"
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2022-763.pdf
City Council Meeting February 23, 2022 Committee On Transportation and Public Way




ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
SECTION 1. Pursuant to Section 2-8-040 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, which allows for honorary street-name designation ("Designation Ordinance"), the Commissioner of Transportation shall take the necessary action for standardization of North Kilbourn Avenue from W. Lyndale Avenue to W. Fullerton Avenue as "Honorary Sam Rosen Way".

SECTION 2. Pursuant to Section 2-8-040 (b) of the Municipal Code of Chicago, the Designation Ordinance shall be accompanied by a biography of ("EXHIBIT A"), the reason for honoring the individual or group ("EXHIBIT B"), map indicating the blocks for the designation ("EXHIBIT C"), and necessary "Withdrawal Authorization Form" ("EXHIBIT D").


SECTION 3. The ordinance shall take full effect upon passage and publication.

Gilbert Villegas Alderman, 36th Ward



















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EXHIBIT A



BIOGRAPHY OF SAM ROSEN

Sam Rosen was born in Poland in April of 1886, and was a working-class immigrant who fully embodied the American Dream. His legacy will forever live as an ode to Chicagoans for the impact he had on our most valued staple, the "Chicago Dog."

At the age of nine, Sam left his home to train as an Apprentice Baker in Germany, before emigrating to the United States at 13. In an impressive three short years, he opened his own bakery in New York, where he would become a leader in the fight for bakers rights and help organize the first bakers union in New York City. Like most fights, this came at a personal cost, he lost his hearing in one ear from being hit over the head by a strikebreaker.

Sam moved to Chicago in his early twenties. In 1909, he purchased his first Chicago bakery in Belmont Cragin on the City's Northwest side. He first called the bakery the "New York Baking Company" but later renamed it after himself. Sam used the renaming as an opportunity to introduce the ...

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