Chicago post office now honors singer Steve Goodman

October 10, 2010 8:15:59 PM PDT
A post office on the city's North Side has been renamed in honor of the late Steve Goodman, one of Chicago's most popular singers.Goodman was one of Chicago's leading folk singers in the 60's and 70's. His most famous song is "City of New Orleans," but he was also known for songs like "Lincoln Park Pirates," and the diehard Cubs fan wrote "Go Cubs Go," the song played at Wrigley Field after Cubs wins.

Congressman Mike Quigley, who introduced the measure changing the post office name, gave a plaque to Goodman's mother Sunday

She thanked Quigley for introducing the resolution.

"I'm told it was your first resolution and that it passed unanimously, something that doesn't always happen with our elected employees, and that our Sox fan president signed it," said mother Minette Goodman.

Goodman was 36 when he died in 1984, after a 15-year battle with leukemia.


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