CHICAGO

First Black Firefighters Museum Clears Hurdle

03/26/2013 03:14 pm ET

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

BRONZEVILLE — The creation of the first black firefighters museum moved one step closer to reality Monday when the city's Housing and Real estate Committee approved an ordinance proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The ordinance, which must be approved by the City Council, authorizes the city to lease a vacant fire station at 5349 S. Wabash Ave. to the Chicago African-American Firefighters Museum for 10 years at a cost of $1.

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