Quigley Sets Out To Honor "Go Cubs Go" Songwriter
Congressman Mike Quigley introduced a bill today to honor Steve Goodman, folk musician and songwriter of "Go Cubs Go" - the song Cubs fans sing "Go Cubs Go" after every home win - by renaming the Lakeview Post Office located at 1343 W. Irving Park Rd. for Goodman. Quigley told WBBM radio that Goodman's was a "short but tremendous life." The Grammy-winning, native Chicagoan died of leukemia in 1984 at age 36 and his ashes were scattered at Wrigley Field.
The lawmaker said the bill is supported by the entire Illinois congressional delegation, the Old Town School of Folk Music and musicians including John Prine, Bonnie Koloc and Corky Siegel. An aide to Quigley said if all goes smoothly, a renaming ceremony could take place with a musical salute at the post office by late spring or early summer.
We just hope the team holds up their end and let fans sing the song more this season than they did last year.