Former WGN Traffic Cops Honored With Street Names
May 19, 2006 at 5:27 AM (PT)
Two former police officers who doubled as TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO traffic reporters will be posthmously honored by the City of CHICAGO with honorary street designations outside the station's former home.
The CHICAGO SUN-TIMES' ROBERT FEDER reports that LEONARD BALDY and IRV HAYDEN, both of whom died in chopper crashes in 1960 and 1971, respectively, will lend their names to the corner of Bradley Place and Talman Avenue, near the building that houses WGN-TV and formerly housed the radio station. The dedication will take place on SATURDAY at Noon CT.