Chicago street to be dedicated in honor of late comedian Bernie Mac

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Bernie Mac, the late stand-up comedian, will be honored tomorrow in a ceremony renaming the street he grew up on in Englewood to “Bernie Mac Street.” CBS reports on the story:

CHICAGO (CBS) — The late Bernie Mac is getting a special honor in Chicago. As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, Mac died on Aug. 9, 2008, at the age of 50.

Now, his legacy will be celebrated with an honorary street name. The block of West 69th Street where Mac grew up in the Englewood neighborhood will gain the additional name of “Bernie Mac Street.”

The dedication ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at 69th and Sangamon streets.

Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago in 1957. He began his career as a comedian on the South Side in 1977, when he was just 19.

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