27 Jun Robert C. Wegman Way: Street Dedication
Aurora, IL honors R.C. Wegman founder Robert C. Wegman for his dedication to Aurora.
The street dedication and sign unveiling ceremony was held on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Sheridan Street and Lehnertz Ave.
Mayor Richard C. Irvin said, “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, and 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.
Robert Carl Wegman founded R.C. Wegman Construction Company 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.
It is safe to say that Robert Wegman is a legend in the Aurora community and has made an impact in shaping the City of Aurora, into the great city it is today.