Council Bill No. Name of Honorary Street Location 2005 First Street - between Kirby Avenue and St. Mary's Road Date Reason for Request 2/1/2005 Mayor Schweighart requested designation to acknowledge the contribution that Mr. Henson made to U of I basketball. He coached for 21 seasons, and his contributions included 413 wins at the U of I and a Final Four appearance in 1988-89. 2005-027 Honorary Lou Henson Court 2005-063 Honorary Thomas Dodsworth Avenue First Street - between University Avenue and Park Avenue 3/1/2005 Officer Dodsworth was killed in the line of duty while serving the City of Champaign Police Department. 2005-064 Honorary Robert L. Tatman Avenue University Avenue - between Chestnut Street and First Street 3/1/2005 Officer Tatman was killed in the line of duty while serving the City of Champaign Police Department. 3/1/2005 Councilmember Tom Bruno requested designation to acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice that Cpl Moore made to his country while serving with the Marines in Iraq. 2005-065 Honorary Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore Road Kenwood Road - between Springfield Avenue and John Street 2006 Fourth Street, between University Avenue and Bradley Avenue 2006-119 Honorary John Lee Johnson Way 2006-220 Honorary Billy Morrow Jackson Way 2006-255 Honorary Jack McDuff Way 2006-268 Honorary Loren Tate Way 2007-078 Honorary Tim Nugent Way 2007-128 Honorary Keith Page Drive 2007-129 Honorary Ken Kesler Way 2007-177 Honorary Austin Cloyd Way 2009-049 Honorary Allen Rivers, Sr., Street 2009-066 Honorary Joe Somers Street 2010-080 Honorary Mable Thomas Street 2010-138 Honorary George Blackburn Street Maple Street - from Prospect Avenue to Harris Avenue 2010-174 Honorary Illini Boulevard Kirby Avenue - from Mattis Avenue to East City Boundary 5/16/2006 Council Member Giraldo Rosales requested the designation to acknowledge the contribution Mr. Johnson made to the community. White Street, between Prospect Avenue and New Street 8/15/2006 Council Member Tom Bruno made the request for an honorary street name for Billy Morrow Jackson to acknowledge the artistic contribution Mr. Jackson made to the community. East Beardsley Avenue, between Fourth Street and the City of Champaign corporate limits with the City of Urbana 9/19/2006 Council Member Marci Dodds made the request for an honorary street name for Jack McDuff. The request was made to acknowledge the contribution Mr. McDuff made to the worldwide jazz community. Fremont Street from Main Street 10/17/2006 The News-Gazette made a request to designate to Washington Street Fremont Street from Main Street to Washington Street as an honorary street for Loren Tate. 2007 Stadium Drive from Neil Street to First Street 4/3/2007 City received a request to recognize a leader in the field of disability rehabilitation and education. Country Fair Drive from Springfield to University 6/5/2007 City received a request to recognize Mr. Page, who worked as a WICD television weatherman for 41 years and retired from the Champaign School District after teaching drama for over 20 years. Park Court 6/5/2007 City received a request to recognize an individual who has served on the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District Board for over 40 years. State Street from Hill Street to Park Street 7/10/2007 City received a request to recognize a selfless, young individual, who volunteeredfor Empty Tomb, Inc., was an active member of the youth group at First United Methodist Church, and was killed in the Virginia Tech shootings. 2009 Park Street from Wright Street to Fourth Street Fifth Street from Grove Street to Bradley Avenue 2010 University Avenue - between Elm Street and State Street City received a request to honor the City of Champaign's first African American police officer. 4/21/2009 City received a request to honor the first African American elected official for Champaign County (Justice of the Peace). 4/7/2009 5/18/2010 To honor Mable Thomas and the service she provided to the citizens and their neighborhoods in the City of Champaign. 6/15/2010 To honor George Blackburn and the service he provided to his neighborhood through neighborhood watch and being a member of the Public Works Advisory Board. 8/3/2010 Ten-year renewal of designation CB 2000-160. Kyle Robeson requested designation to honor the contributions made by the U of I to the City of Champaign; to assist visitors with identifying the main east-west artery leading to the U of I; to instill pride through recognition Council Bill No. Name of Honorary Street Location 2011 Alley located between Church and Hill Streets - between Elm Street and Neil Street Date Reason for Request 3/1/2011 Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-013. William Sproat requested designation because in the first half of the 20th century,the parsonages for three churches were located on W. Hill St. According to tradition, the alley behind 2 of the 3 manses informally was called "Doxology Lane" because that is what the 3 pastors sang as they walked down thte alley together on Sunday mornings. Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-012. Tim Harrington requested designation due to the part that Mr. Lienhart development and management of Mattis Commercial Park from its inception in the mid-80's to his retirement. Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-044. Morgan Powell requested designation to commemorate the dedication and leadership of Mr. Toalson to his community. Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-045. American Legion Post 24 requested designation to provide a memorial to all veterans; to provide a landmark to help visitors find their club; to proved a source of pride for members of the American Legion and VFW. 2011-039 Honorary Doxology Lane 2011-067 Honorary Robert L. Lienhart Drive Country Fair Drive - between Bradley Avenue and Springer Drive 4/5/2011 2011-068 Honorary Robert F. Toalson Drive Sangamon Drive - between Crescent and Kenwood 4/5/2011 2011-069 Honorary Veterans Parkway Bloomington Road - between State Street and Hagan Street 4/5/2011 2011-119 Honorary Clint Atkins Way Baytowne Drive - from Boardwalk to Prospect 7/5/2011 2011-147 Honorary REO Speedwagon Way Main Street - between Chestnut Street and Neil Street 8/2/2011 2011-182 Honorary Jean Driscoll Way Windsor Road - between Mattis and Duncan 9/20/2011 Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-106. Stuart Meacham requested designation to honor Ms. Driscoll's commitment to excellence. She established the "Determined to Win" Foundation. Renewal requested by Dean Gallagher, U of I. 2011-229 Honorary Catherine Hogue Way East Park Street - between 2nd and 3rd Streets 2011-230 Honorary Rev. Lundy Savage Way 12/6/2011 Council Member Will Kyles requested this designation to recognize Ms. Hogue's involvment in the Champaign County Board and this community. 12/6/2011 Council Member Will Kyles requested this designation to honor Rev. Savage's commitment to building his church and devotion to his congregation. 2012-084 Honorary Jim Turpin's Penny Lane 2012-042 Honorary Roger Ebert Boulevard Park Avenue - between State Street and Randolph Street 4/3/2012 2012-070 Honorary Dike Eddleman Way Fourth Street - between Kirby Avenue and Peabody Drive 2012-145 Honorary Lum Rose Way Sixth Street - between Washington Street and Grove Street 5/15/2012 Ten-year renewal of designation 2002-220. Mr. Eddleman's oldest daughter requested designation to recognize him for his athletic accomplishments at the fI Request of designation to honor Mr. Lum Rose. Lum 8/21/2012 U Bradley Avenue - between Carver Drive and Champaign City limits 2012 Windsor Road - between Neil Street and Prospect Avenue 6/5/2012 City received a request to honor a significant contributor to the economic development of the City of Champaign. Ten-year renewal of designation 2001-011. Paul Slovikoski requested designation because the band has its roots in the City of Champaign. Renewal requested by Ken McGee (REO's webmaster). Ten-year renewal of designation 2002-038. Stuart Meacham requested designation to recognize Mr. Turpin for being the "Voice of the Fighting Illini"; for his service at the WDWS radio station as general manager and talk show host. Ten-year renewal of designation 2002-050. The Park District requested designation because Mr. Ebert, a famous film critic who is a former resident and U of I alumni, has been committed to the Overlooked Film Festival at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign; his involvement in the community; and his dedication to the Virginia Theatre's renovation. was co-owner of the minority-owned barber shop: Rose & Taylor's Barber Shop. Council Bill No. Name of Honorary Street 2013-001 Honorary Tom Harrington, Sr. Way 2013-015 Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way 2013-020 Honorary Vera L. Wesley Way 2013-093 Honorary Erma Bridgewater Way 2013-150 Honorary Danny Nardi Way 2013-151 Honorary 'Coach' Hembrough Way 2013-152 Honorary Vicki Stewart Way 2013-154 Honorary Rev. Arthur Burks Way 2014-123 Honorary Edward T. McGhee Way 2014-147 Honorary Keegan Bannon Way 2014-196 Honorary Burnham Nurses Way 2014-197 Honorary Jim Yost's Way Location 2013 Saber Drive - between Mattis Avenue and Olympian Drive Date Reason for Request 1/22/2013 Request of designation to honor Mr. Tom Harrington. Mr. Harrington was instrumental in the creation and fundraising for The High School of St. Thomas More. Sixth Street - between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street 2/19/2013 Request of designation to honor Rev. W.B. Keaton. Rev. Keaton was the pastor at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church from 1969 until 1997. Eureka Street - between Fourth and Sixth Streets 3/5/2013 Washington Street - between Fourth and Wright Streets 6/4/2013 Galen Drive - between Lancaster and Ross Request to honor Danny Nardi. Child citizen who battled neuroblastoma and AML leukemia for five years before passing away six days before his 11th birthday. 9/3/2013 Request to honor Coach Hembrough, former U of I football player and longtime football coach at Centennial High School. 9/3/2013 Request to honor Vicki Stewart, lifelong volunteer, who worked as the Director of Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Ms. Stewart served on the County Board and was an advocate for accessibility while serving on the MTD Board. 9/17/2013 Request to honor Reverend Arthur Burks for his dedication to his community and ministry. Crescent Drive - between John and Sangamon Streets Market Street - between University Avenue and Logan Street Columbia Avenue - between Fourth Street and Wright Street 2014 Bradley Avenue - between State Street and Elm Street Plymouth Drive - between S. Galen Drive and Harrington Drive Fourth Street - between Springfield Avenue and Stoughton Street Elm Street - between University Avenue and Park Street Request of designation to honor Vera L. Wesley. Ms. Wesley has been an activist in her neighborhood to abolish crime and is known for her compassion for her community. Request of designation to honor Erma Scott Bridgewater. Ms. Bridgewater worked for the City of Champaign for 24 years in urban renewal and community development. She led one of the most successful releocation programs in the country. She is a recipient of a key to the City. 9/3/2013 7/15/2014 Request from Minister Lisa Fielder to honor Suffragan Bishop Edward T. McGhee for his work in the Church of the Apostolic Authority. 9/2/2014 Request from Peter Bannon to honor his son with an honorary street to memoralize all the lives he touched in his short life. 11/18/2014 Julia F Burnham School of Nursing President, Charlotte Golden requested to honor the school where 813 students became RNs. 11/18/2014 Request from Judy Owens Yost to honor her husband who was the Funeral Director at Owens Funeral Home since 1978.
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