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Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler honored with street name in Englewood

A stretch of 59th Street in the Englewood neighborhood was renamed in honor of musician Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler.

Musician Gene Chandler, known as the "Duke of Earl," was honored Saturday in the city's Englewood neighborhood where he grew up.

A stretch of 59th Street between Racine Avenue and May Street is now named for Chandler.

Chandler got his nickname from his best known song --- a doo-wop hit from 1961.

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