Organizers plan to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera, the freed nationalist who once embraced armed resistance to the U.S. rule of Puerto Rico.
Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted for his role as a leader of a Puerto Rican nationalist group that claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings.
The Puerto Rican nationalist will be released off house arrest in Puerto Rico the day before, on Wednesday.
I’m assuming Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) couldn’t find anyone who truly deserved this honor.
For decades, Chicago aldermen have been addicted to honorary street designations as a way to curry favor with clout-heavy constituents.
The final vote by Chicago’s 50 aldermen on this horrific proposal by Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) is scheduled for Wednesday.