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Honorary Bobby Cann Way approved

  • Michael Una writes "Ride On Bobby" in ribbon on a fence near where Robert Cann was struck and killed by a car while biking on Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. Una joined twenty of Cann's friends in a memorial gathering at the accident scene.
Michael Una writes "Ride On Bobby" in ribbon on a fence near where… (Scott Strazzante/Chicago…)
October 16, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

UPDATE: The street designation honoring the cyclist Bobby Cann who was killed was approved by the City Council on Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Posted October 09, 2013 02:53 PM

Bobby Cann Way is one step away from becoming a honorary street designation.

The Committee on Transportation and Public Way advanced the honorary street proposal on Wednesday without any discussion.

Avid cyclist Robert "Bobby" Cann, 26, was riding his bicycle in May near the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Larrabee Street when he was hit by a car. He died shortly after at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The driver, Ryne San Hamel, 28, of Park Ridge, has been charged with reckless homicide and felony DUI. His next court date is set for Nov. 8.

If approved by the City Council at its Oct. 16 meeting, a sign would be erected at the northwest corner of Clybourn Avenue and Larrabee Street.

A ceremony is being planned for 1 p.m. Oct. 25, according to Ald. Walter Burnett's (27th) office, which introduced the honorary street proposal.

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