Durbin, Quigley Announce Chicago Post Office To Be Renamed After Officer Joseph P. Cali

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced the Senate passed legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois as the Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building. Vietnam War Veteran and Chicago Police Officer Joseph P. Cali was shot and killed on May 19, 1975, at the age of 31 while writing a parking ticket in the 2100 block of West Lake Street. He was survived by his wife, Neva, and two young daughters, Jennifer and Carolyn.
“Officer Cali was a true public servant, putting his life on the line in Vietnam and paying the ultimate sacrifice as a Chicago police officer at a tragically young age. He could not be more deserving of this recognition and honor,” said Durbin. “I am proud to join Congressman Quigley in this effort to recognize Officer Cali’s years of public service.”
“With the naming of this post office, I am proud to honor the bravery and service of Chicago police officer, Joseph P. Cali,” said Quigley. “Officer Cali made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and I know that this post office will pay tribute to his dedication to the City of Chicago and all its residents.”
In September, Senator Durbin sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs calling for legislation to designate this facility to be passed as soon as possible. Rep. Quigley introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to rename the U.S. Post Office in honor of Officer Cali in July.