A North Side street received an honorary new name Friday, three months after a beloved store owner from the area was gunned down.
Honorary Bassam "Ollie" Naoum Way will extend down Oak Street from North Orleans Street to North Larrabee Street.
"He was a great American, and if we could put this gentleman on a Xerox machine and run off about 10,000 copies, this world would be a wonderful place and a better place for all of us," said White.
While still a cold case, his Naoum's friends say they hope events like the one held Friday will keep the crime fresh in the public's mind.
"It was very touching, and it was a great recognition for a man that did his best for the community," said Gazi Mashall, Naoum's friend and managing partner for several years.