CHICAGO (WLS) -- It may be Chicago's most famous roadway, but if a city alderman gets his way, Lake Shore Drive may get a new name.
Seventeenth Ward Alderman David Moore wants to rename the road "Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Drive." The proposal before the Chicago City Council would rename the 17-mile stretch from Hollywood Boulevard to just south of 71st Street.
Du Sable is believed to be the first non-native settler in what would eventually become Chicago. He is memorialized with a statue near Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. Du Sable is believed to have come to Chicago from Haiti.
Proposal calls for renaming Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
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