When I first heard the cacophonous call for Daniel Snyder to change the name of his football team, I cringed. It felt like the sport we worshiped since childhood was under siege, crushed by the tide of groupthink.
This isn’t difficult. A team’s name is rooted in the genocide of a people. That’s not an opinion.
Even though the Allstate Arena has carried its current name for about 13 years now, many Chicagoans still often trip up and call it Rosemont Horizon.
And now, another major venue in Rosemont also has a new name.
A call to rename Balbo Drive downtown is being met with a new petition, asking city officials to leave the street name alone.