Aldermen propose Congress Parkway name change for Ida B. Wells

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Aldermen propose Congress Parkway name change honoring Ida B. Wells. See story here. http://abc7chicago.com/politics/aldermen-propose-congress-parkway-name-change-honoring-ida-b-wells/3658694/

Congress Parkway is a heavily traveled, 1.5 mile thoroughfare through Chicago that connects three expressways. The prominent stretch of road will likely soon carry the name of journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells."Still have a lot of progress to be made. I'm sure she'd say thank you for the honor, now let's get to work," said Dan Duster, Wells' great grandson.This name change avoids the controversy over a previous proposal to rename Balbo Drive.

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