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|Senate Approves Naming Post Office After "Go, Cubs, Go" Song Writer
|CHICAGO (AP) -- A post office in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is one step closer to being named after the man who wrote the song "Go, Cubs, Go."
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to name the post office near Wrigley Field after musician Steve Goodman. U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley sponsored the resolution to rename the post office the "Steve Goodman Post Office Building." President Obama must now sign the resolution.
Goodman was a Chicago native, folk singer and Grammy winner. He died in 1984 at age 36. He also penned "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request."
Quigley said in a statement that Goodman's "short but tremendous life reminds us how one person can impact so many others." The congressman says "Goodman's contributions reach far beyond the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley."
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