Should Balbo Drive Be Renamed For Ida B. Wells?

Thursday, May 24th

Chicago aldermen Sophia King and Brendan Reilly think so. Balbo was named for an Italian pilot who made the first transatlantic flight from Rome to Chicago; Italo Balbo was also a member of Italy's Fascist party who supported Benito Mussolii. Ida B. Wells was a Chicago journalist, suffragist and civil rights leader. Italian American leaders in Chicago defend Balbo's legacy and say another, more major road should honor Wells. Plus the rest of the day's news, sports and sunny weather forecast.
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