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Chicago Mayor Declares March 11 Les Grobstein Day

Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a proclamation that March 11, 2022 will be Les Grobstein Day in Chicago.
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The City of Chicago will honor the late legendary broadcaster Les Grobstein on Friday, March 11, 2022. Grobstein, who passed away on Jan. 16, was a Chicago sports legend and will be remembered by many who had the opportunity to listen to him over the course of his 50-year career.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the declaration on Wednesday morning by releasing a proclamation listing Grobstein's various accomplishments throughout his career. The Mayor referred to him as a "walking sports encyclopedia," one that "loved all Chicago sports from high school, college, professional, and everything in between."

It is not often that members of sports media have a day named after them. That is the kind of impact that Les Grobstein made on those around him. That is something special.

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