Mussolini was really fond of giving gifts. Chicago has a Roman column in Burnham park given by Mussolini to commemorate a flight of boat-planes from Italy to Chicago. Balbo Dr. was named after the commander of the flight. The inscription on the column reads:
"FASCIST ITALY BY COMMAND OF BENITO MUSSOLINI
PRESENTS TO CHICAGO
EXALTATION SYMBOL MEMORIAL
OF THE ATLANTIC SQUADRON LED BY BALBO
THAT WITH ROMAN DARING FLEW ACROSS THE OCEAN
IN THE ELEVENTH YEAR
OF THE FASCIST ERA"