CHICAGO — The city council’s Transportation Committee voted unanimously Thursday to rename a portion of Lake Shore Drive in honor of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.
DuSable is considered to be the first permanent non-native settler in the Chicago area. He set-up a trading post along the Chicago River in 1790.
The committee endorsed the proposal from South Side Ald. David Moore, 17th. It calls for renaming outer Laker Shore Drive from Hollywood to 67th Street.
The full city council will vote on the change next month.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’d rather name the downtown riverwalk for DuSable.