Durbin & Kirk Announce Senate Passage of Bill to Name Aurora Post Office After Ken Christy
House legislation introduced by Representatives Foster and Davis in April is supported by full Illinois Congressional Delegation
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed legislation designating the U.S. Post Office facility located at 525 N. Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building. The bill must now pass in the House of Representatives where U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced an identical bill –supported by the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation – in April.
Ken Christy, who passed away suddenly on March 26, 2016, spent over 35 years as a letter carrier for the Aurora Post Office, and was currently serving as Aurora Township Clerk, as well as the president of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers.
“This past March I lost a good friend, and Illinois lost a champion for working men and women,” Durbin said. “Naming a post office in Aurora after Ken Christy is a fitting tribute to his record of service in his hometown. I am glad the Senate moved swiftly to pass this legislation. I am proud to join my colleagues in both the House and Senate in recognizing this dedicated public servant and his contribution to Illinois.”
“Ken Christy’s life-long service to the Aurora community will never be forgotten,” said Kirk. “Naming a post office in his honor is a fitting tribute to remember a man who dedicated his life to public service.”
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