The City of Chicago Honors Chaka Khan with Street Naming -- Over the weekend, Chaka Khan was honored in the city where her story started, Chicago. The singer, who is celebrating four decades in the business, was on hand Saturday, July 27, for the ceremonial unveiling of the sign marking Chaka Khan Way, located on S. Blackstone Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.

Her hometown also declared Sunday, July 28, Chaka Khan Day, and hosted weekend-long festivities highlighted by a free outdoor concert.

"This is the biggest honor I have ever received in my life," says Chaka  in a statement. "The people of Chicago have always loved me and have supported me throughout my career -- through thick and thin. To have a street named after you in the third largest city in the country is a big deal."

The singer adds, "Long after I'm gone, and my children and grandchildren are gone, the street named Chaka Khan Way will still be here to carry on my legacy in the city where it all started for me."

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