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Record #: O2022-2633   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/21/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Honorary street designation as "Honorary OC Sanders Way"
Sponsors: Coleman, Stephanie D.
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2022-2633.pdf

WHEREAS, OC Sanders was born on July 29, 1942 in Utica, Mississippi. He was the fourth child born to Alma and Jeff Sanders; and

WHEREAS, OC professed his faith in Christ at an early age at Mt. Wade Baptist Church in Terry, Mississippi. He was a faithful servant until he moved to Chicago. Then he became an active and faithful member of Christ Universal Temple; and

WHEREAS, OC attended Utica High School and Utica Junior College. In 1965, he moved to Chicago and there he furthered his education at Crane Business College; and

WHEREAS, in 1966, OC married the love of his life, Rose Hamilton. Because of this union, two lovely daughters was born. This relationship endured 55 years of blissfulness. He worked at General Electric and did security for many years. OC also managed many bars until he decided to open his own in 1970. 51 years later, Sanders Lounge is still a pillar in the Englewood Community; and

WHEREAS, OC was a giver to all. Some would call him a giant teddy bear. He hosted various events and even had a Softball league. One thing for certain, he loved his family and his extended bar family. His saying "Whiskey Sitting Still, Don't Pay No Bills", can always be heard whenever he was around. He loved traveling back to his hometown and also going on Booze Cruises with his bar family; and
WHEREAS, On, Tuesday, November 9, 2021, OC was called home to be with his lord and savior. He will definitely be missed by many; and

Section 1. Pursuant to Section 2-8-040 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, which allows erection of honorary street name designations, the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation shall take the necessary action for standardization of 700 W. 59th St to 5901 S. Halsted St as Honorary "OC Sanders Way".
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

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