Don't Rename the Sears Tower sign now

3/12/09 ABC CHICAGO - "Chicago's Sears Tower will be renamed Willis Tower after an incoming tenant, according to a press release from Willis Group Holdings of London. The insurance broker plans to move 500 associates into 140,000 square feet of space on multiple floors of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The building is owned by 233 S. Wacker Drive LLC, a real estate investment group formed in 2004 to purchase the tower."

How do you feel about one of Chicago's iconic towers being renamed after an insurance group you've never heard of before now? Bit by bit we're losing the identifying pieces of our city's heritage and this time I mean to see it stopped in its tracks!

Macy's came in here and unceremoniously dumped the Marshall-Fields name and how did that work out for them? Not so well - sales were far lower than expected because out of sheer stubbornness Chicagoans started shopping elsewhere. Because we Chicagoans take pride in our city and the people and institutions that made us great. What's next if we let this happen unopposed? Renaming the Cubs when they're sold? Renaming Wrigley?? How about the Hancock? Let's show these corporate enterprises that while money can often buy our politicians, it can't buy the people who love this city. There are more of us than there are of them and we should make our voices heard!

Show your support by signing this petition in opposition of renaming the Sears Tower! And then tell your friends and family all about it make a difference!

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Latest Signatures

  • 03 November 2015200. Anna S
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015199. Mark L
    Stop Changing the City I Love...my father worked on the sears tower and now they wanna change it this not acceptable Hometown Chicago
  • 10 August 2015198. Jeff M
    Don't Rename the tower Hometown Naperville
  • 26 July 2015197. Jason C
    I support this petition
  • 17 July 2015196. Kristina Snyder
    I support this petition
  • 06 July 2015195. Lori S
    Where will it end? Will we change the name Chicago next? Hometown Chicago, IL
  • 07 June 2015194. Jeni Lucas
    Why would we change the name of an iconic Chicago building? People come to Chicago to see the Sears Tower, not the Willis tower. I think this is ridiculous and completely unnecessary. The person responsible for this should recognize it's history and be pr
  • 20 April 2015193. Nicole M
    I support this petition
  • 18 April 2015192. Paul P
    Miegs field and the Skyway were just the beginning apparently. Hometown Northbrook, IL
  • 29 March 2015191. Ashley H
    I support this petition
  • 02 March 2015190. Joanne S
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2015189. Erin W
    THE NAME IS AN ICON--NO CHANGES TO IT, PLEASE! Hometown Midlothian, Illinois
  • 20 December 2014188. Richard Ds
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2014187. Benjamin R
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 2014186. Bradley K
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 2014185. Leo G
    Icons don't change names. How about Grand Willis Canyon, Willis State Building, Statue of Willis Liberty, Mount Willismoore. Hometown kenosha, WI
  • 26 September 2014184. Jim W
    Even if you do change it, it will always be known as the SEARS Tower Hometown kenosha, WI
  • 07 July 2014183. Ryan S
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 2014182. Gia Z
    I support this petition
  • 05 May 2014181. Teresa B
    What a ridiculous idea! Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 10 April 2014180. Devin A
    Respect Chicagoans! Leave our names alone! Hometown Chicago--but not for long
  • 08 April 2014179. Maribel Q
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 2014178. Kevin W
    Leave the name alone.
  • 14 March 2014177. James J
    Please keep it 'Sears Tower' Hometown Bellwood, IL
  • 21 February 2014176. Vlad M
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2014175. Elizabeth S
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 2014174. Sara K
    I support this petition

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Rosalinda RaymondBy:
Technology and the InternetIn:
Petition target:
City of Chicago, Willis Group Holdings, Mayor Daley, 233 S. Wacker Drive LLC

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