Honorary Chicago Guidebook
Linda Zabors, signed by author
The Honorary Chicago Guidebook is the who, where, and why of Chicago’s brown honorary street signs. A unique gift for anyone who loves Chicago, stories, maps, history, biographies or trivia. Available for the first time in a collection that is as inspiring to visitors as it is to life long Chicago residents. Finally – a guide to the mysterious and uncharted world of Chicago’s honorary streets. This book takes you on a tour of 80 of the signs you are most likely to encounter in the City of Chicago on Michigan Avenue, State Street, and in several Chicago neighborhoods. Learn the inspiring and amusing stories behind the signs and get to know the famous and the obscure people who made Chicago great! What is a WOOGM and why is there a Chicago alley named for it? Why was June 28, 2013 Chaka Khan Day in Chicago? Who is Abraham Lincoln Marovitz? Honorary Chicago brings to life the biographies in the historic and local context that only a Chicagoan can provide. The honorary street signs represent the heroes among us – hidden in plain view. Honorary Chicago reveals the slice of life stories of everyday people from all walks of life and across the globe who made their lives in Chicago and made their mark on history in their communities and around the world. Discover Chicago for the first time or have an adventure in your own back yard.