Request for "Sheikh Mujib Way"
Request for the honorary street name "Sheikh Mujib Way" on Devon Avenue from N. Ravenswood Avenue to N. Damen Avenue, Chicago. The request was made by Sadruddin Noorani to the 50th Ward Aldermanic Office on July 24, 1997, and was to be introduced to City Council on July 29, 1997. Sheikh Mujib was the founder and a Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
City Council proclamation for "Sheikh Mujib Way"
Chicago City Council document that indicates that the ordinance to erect the honorary street-name sign of "Sheikh Mujib Way" for Devon Avenue (from Ravenswood to Damen) was passed. The document is signed by Bernard L. Stone, Alderman of the 50th ward.
Map of Sheikh Mujib Way
Work order with a map indicating the location in which honorary street-name sign of "Sheikh Mujib Way" is to be installed on Devon Avenue on October 28, 1997. Various other details are marked on the work order, including details of the installation.
Letter from Mayor Richard M. Daley re: Sheikh Mujib Way
A letter from Mayor Richard M. Daley dated October 28, 1997, extending greetings to the Bangladeshi community and all in attendance at the ceremony designating W. Devon Avenue (from Ravenswood to N. Damen) as Sheikh Mujib Way. A special note of congratulations is made to Mr. Sadruddin Noorani for organizing the dedication.
Letter from Patrick M. Huels re: Sheikh Mujib Way
Letter dated August 22, 1997 from Alderman Patrick M. Huels to Thomas Walker, Commissioner for the Department of Transportation regarding the ordinance to honorarily designate a section of West Devon Avenue as "Sheikh Mujib Way." The letter requested authorization from Commissioner in order to pass the ordinance.
Letter from Bernard L. Stone re: Sheikh Mujib Way
Letter dated August 20, 1997 from Alderman Bernard L. Stone to Alderman Patrick Huels, who also served as Chairman for the Committee on Transportation and Public Way, regarding the ordinance to honorarily designate a section of West Devon Avenue as "Sheikh Mujib Way." Stone explains that Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, plans to attend the unveiling of the sign.
City Council Proceedings re: Sheikh Mujib Way
Report on the Chicago City Council proceedings for September 10, 1997, in which the council passed the ordinance authorizing the Committee of Transportation to honorarily designate a portion of West Devon Avenue as "Sheikh Mujib Way." The recommendation was unanimously passed.
Letter from Bill Clinton regarding achievements of Fazlur Khan
Letter dated June 15, 1998 from President Bill Clinton honoring the achievements of Fazlur Khan. Clinton writes, "Drawing on the richness of his Bengali background and the vigor and energy of American culture, Fazlur Khan pushed the boundaries of modern architecture and dramatically changed the physical landscape of the great city of Chicago."
Letter from Governor Jim Edgar recognizing Fazlur Khan
Letter dated June 16, 1998 from Governor Jim Edgar recognizing Fazlur Khan for his contributions to the city of Chicago. Fazlur Khan, an architect and engineer, designed the Sears Tower. In the letter, Edgar writes, "The innovate technologies that Mr.