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RESTAURATEUR AND ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE WADE TO GET STREET NAMED IN HER HONOR

3/1/2017, 5 p.m. | Updated on 3/1/2017, 5 p.m.
The community leaders in the Chatham, Chesterfield and Park Manor communities lobbied city officials for the designation. “Mrs. Wade has ...
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RESTAURATEUR AND ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE

WADE TO GET STREET NAMED IN HER HONOR

Chicago- On Saturday, March 4, at 11:00 am, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Bobby Rush, Aldermen, and a host of business,

community leaders and the family of Josephine Wade will participate in the designation of “Mother Josephine Wade Way “ on the corner of

79th & Vernon. For over fifty years, Josephine Wade has been a restaurateur, mortgage broker, civic leader and mother to all throughout the city of Chicago.

The community leaders in the Chatham, Chesterfield and Park Manor communities lobbied city officials for the designation. “Mrs. Wade has been an icon “woman/business activist” in the Park Manor community for more than a decade. Her community participation and involvement with Park Manor Neighbors has been phenomenal throughout the years and will continue into the future”, said Darlene Tribue, President, Park Manor Neighbors Community Council. Wade, who sits on a variety of corporate, community and faith-based Board of Directors, is also an active member of Tried Stone Baptist Church.

Wade is the owner of “Josephine’s cooking “restaurant formally known as ‘Captain Hardtimes” located in the Chatham community

for more than thirty years. “Josephine Wade has been a pillar of stability and strength within our community”, said Rev. Dr. Marc

Robertson, President, Chatham Avalon Park Community Council. In addition to the street renaming celebration, the community will

celebrate Wade’s upcoming birthday on March 8. “Josephine Wade has been a tremendous mentor to many leaders in this city and a tireless advocate for economic development in the greater Chatham community”, said Eli Washington, Chairman, Chesterfield Community Council.

The birthday celebration will begin promptly after the street dedication ceremony.