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'Obama Drive': Calumet Park Names Street After President

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The mayor of south suburban Calumet Park wanted to be the first to name a street in their town after President Obama. On Thursday, board members agreed and "Obama Drive" was approved.

"We want to stamp his name (on the community)," Calumet Park Mayor Joseph DuPar told the Chicago Tribune. "I haven't heard of anyone else doing this. We're a little community but we may be the first out of the gate" to name a street after the president.

The community, which is 85 percent African American, was represented by Obama when he was a state senator, the Tribune reports.

If you want to take a ride on "Obama Drive," head over to 127th Street between Winchester Avenue and Carpenter Street after August 21--when the new signs go up.

Calumet Park is just about two miles south of Chicago's city limits.