Derrion Albert’s mother seeks honorary street

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The mother of a Chicago teenager murdered four years ago on his way home from school is fighting to get an honorary street sign  in her son’s memory.

Derrion Albert, 16, was bludgeoned to death along a stretch of 111th Street in 2009 as he was walking home from Fenger Academy High School.

His death sparked national outrage after video of the attack was posted online.

Now his mother, Anjanette Albert, is seeking to have an honorary sign erected at the location of her son’s murder.  A petition she posted at gopetition.com has about 300 signatures of support.

Chicago aldermen have authority to make arrangements for honorary street signs. Alderman Carrie Austin (34th Ward), whose ward includes the area around Fenger High School, says she wants input from residents before proposing the honorary street designation.

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