CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – A group of Chicago aldermen wants to honor the military for killing Osama bin Laden this week.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Ald. James Balcer (11th) and four other aldermen want to see at ticker-tape parade to honor the accomplishments of the military in shooting down bin Laden.
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The other aldermen who have signed on are George Cardenas (12th), Edward Burke (14th), Ariel Reboyras (30th) and Ray Suarez (31st), the Chicago Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman reported.
The aldermen would especially like to honor the Navy SEALs Team Six that carried out the mission, although it would be unlikely that unit would be able to take part, since their identities are rarely revealed.
The aldermen’s proposal also calls on Chicago to present the city’s Medal of Merit to CIA director Leon Panetta, and to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Spielman reported.