Chicago Native Chaka Khan Honored With Street Name

CHICAGO (CBS) — A famous Chicagoan now has a street in her name: Chaka Khan Way.

Chaka Khan Honored With Street Name

Before unveiling the new street sign on Blackstone Avenue at Hyde Park Boulevard, singer-songwriter Chaka Khan gave fans a taste of what they can expect from her free concert in Millenium Park this weekend.
“I can’t believe that my name is hanging there under Blackstone,” said Chaka Khan.

But afterward, at a press conference, Chaka Khan who was born Yvette Marie Stevens, said she has come a long way since her high school days at Kenwood Academy, which is just steps from the newly named Chaka Khan Way.

“I was an activist then. I wore combat boots and combat gear,” said Chaka Khan. “I am not done yet. I have got a lot of work to do. I have a lot of stuff to do.”

The honorary street naming marks her 40th year in the music business and her 60th birthday.

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