Chicago Alderman Drops Street Sign Plan to Honor Black Panther

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A Chicago City Council member said Wednesday she has dropped her controversial effort to erect an honorary street sign for a slain Black Panthers leader.

Alderman Madeline Haithcock had sponsored an ordinance to designate a short section of street for Fred Hampton, who was state chairman of the Black Panther Party. He was killed with another Black Panther in 1969 when Chicago police raided Hampton's apartment in search of guns.

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