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Posted on: June 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Street to Be Named In Honor of Chic Wegman


In honor of his dedication to Aurora, longtime businessman, Robert "Chic" Wegman, will have a portion of Sheridan Street named in his honor this weekend. 

The sign unveiling ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Sheridan Street and Lehnertz Ave.  

"When you think of Aurorans who have served our community for decades, certainly the name of Chic Wegman is at the top of the list," said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. "When I speak about all of us building Aurora together, Wegman is someone who has helped to literally build our city over the years. I am proud to have one of the first street dedications of my term in honor of a man who has given so much of his time, talents and resources to Aurora." 

Known as Chic Wegman, Robert grew up on Sheridan Street, and raised ten children in the Pigeon Hill neighborhood. He is a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 on a minesweeper in the Sea of Japan.
Wegman is the founder of R.C. Wegman Construction Company, which he founded in 1955. The company has helped to literally build Aurora, and led the construction of the Hollywood Casino, RiverEdge Park, the Santori Public Library, Splash Country Water Park, the Vaughan Athletic Center, and several fire stations around the city, among many others. In addition, the company worked on the restoration of the Paramount Theatre and the Aurora Transportation Center.
A stalwart community partner, Wegman Construction has sponsored hundreds of activities, initiatives and community organizations over the years, including Aurora Area Girls Softball,  Aurora East Education Foundation, Aurora Historical Society, Aurora Rotary Club, Aurora Township Youth Foundation, Aurora University, Catholic Charities Aurora, Fox Valley United Way,  Juvenile Diabetes, Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center, Read with me Foundation, Salvation Army, The Compassion Foundation, WCC Foundation, West Aurora Alumni Association and many more.
The ceremony is open to the public.

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