This past Wednesday (May 11), outgoing Windy City mayor Richard Daley honored the legacy of his city’s greatest daytime personality, Oprah Winfrey, by naming a block in front of her Harpo Studios “Oprah Winfrey Way!”
“Your presence in Chicago has been a gift,” the mayor told Winfrey, 57, at the unveiling ceremony, adding that she is “a great ambassador for our city.”
Winfrey, who came to the city in 1984 to host A.M. Chicago, declared the honor “better than an Oscar or an Emmy.”
“It is really just a full circle, miracle story,” said Winfrey, “that a little colored girl born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world, Chicago.”
Congrats O! Your ultimate plan of world domination is coming full circle one street at a time!