Bill advances to name Chicago post office after late officer

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. House has approved a measure to name a post office on Chicago’s Northwest Side after a police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty more than 40 years ago.

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley of Chicago sponsored the legislation. It would rename the post office the Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building. The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate. 

Quigley says Cali was 31-years-old when he was shot in the head and killed by a sniper while writing a traffic ticket on West Lake Street. 

Cali was a Vietnam War veteran who had been a member of the Chicago Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two young daughters.