EDISON PARK — Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) submitted a proposal in the City Council Wednesday to erect an honorary street sign in memory of Joshua Talbot, a student who died of cancer last year.
Joshua, 14, died in September 2015 after suffering from acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He attended Ebinger Elementary School in Edison Park, along with his sister and brothers.
"Joshua and his family are so well-loved by so many people in this community — it's a community where everyone always rallies around each other and supports one another," Napolitano said of the proposal. "So when we're looking at our children and they're experiencing life and death just like we are, it's important for us as a community to cherish it."
The sign would hang in the 7500 block of West Clarence Avenue, where Joshua's family lives, according to Chris Vittorio, Napolitano's chief of staff.
The proposal will be submitted for a vote in the council's Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee in early December, Vittorio said.
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