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The Steve Goodman Post Office

I live with a Cubs fan. A die-hard Cubs fan. You know who they are: they start the season with anticipation and hope and end with resignationand disappointment.  One famous Cubs fan was the late Steve Goodman, who died of Leukemia in 1984 at age 36. You hear his " Go Cubs Go" during games. He also wrote "Lincoln Park Pirates " and " A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request"  (see below).  Goodman loved the Cubs and loved Chicago, so it seems fitting that a public building be named in his honor. Rep. Mike Quigley introduced a measure to have the Lakeview Post Office renamed for Goodman. He says the bill is supported by the entire Illinois congressional delegation, The Old Town School of Folk Music and fellow musicians, John Prine, and Corky Siegal. If all goes well, a renaming ceremony can happen by late spring or early summer. That makes me happy.

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