Pilsen street renamed to honor late Chicago firefighter who died of cancer months shy of retirement

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 07/02/2022 06:09 PM

A special ceremony was held Saturday for one of Chicago's fallen heroes. Bobby Herrera's name is now cemented on a street near 18th Street and Carpenter Avenue. The same block he grew up on in Pilsen. "This is Roberto's block," said Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 25th Ward. Bobby's engine, Truck 32, posted on the block with a the flag draped over it as city leaders joined Herrera's family and friends for the big reveal, honoring the late Chicago firefighter. "I'm pretty speechless," said Herrera's youngest daughter, Bianca Herrera. "This sign will be an example for all the firefighters that are currently working on the future firefighters be like Bobby, right? Give it your all, give it your best," added retired CFD firefighter, Don Hroma. Herrera served for decades before dying from throat cancer last year, just two months after he retired.


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