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Mike Quigley

Getting Governments and the United Nations to Focus on Women and Youth

Dawn Laguens | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

Now is the time to keep up the momentum. We must make our voices heard to ensure that the health and rights of women and young people get the focus they deserve, at home and abroad, as the global community decides how best to allocate attention and resources.

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

House Democrats To Obama, OMB: Repeal Tiahrt Amendment

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic congressmen are urging the Obama administration and the Office of Management and Budget to remove an amendment to ...

Will Wrigley

Congress Has Never Been So Adorable

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nothing brings everyone together quite like puppies and kittens. This goes for lawmakers, too. Thursday's "Paws for Love" adoption ev...

Mike Quigley Goes 'Undercover' As Baking Assistant At Dinkel's

Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

Since 2009, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) has made it a point to regularly hit the streets of his Chicago-area district and go "undercover" at a loc...

Against the Odds, Illinois Green Party Plays a Long Game

John V. Santore | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
John V. Santore

In an election cycle with historic levels of corporate donations, Illinois Green Party candidates reject corporate dollars. While they're running some candidates for high profile offices, they're focusing on local districts where they have a chance to win.

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia ...

Nate Willis

Bipartisan Duo Calls For Public Access To Hidden Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan congressional duo is calling for the American public to be given access to the same information that members of Congress ha...

Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...

Celebrate Chicago's Rich Polish History This Casimir Pulaski Day

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Illinoisans off school or work Monday owe thanks to Casimir Pulaski, the Polish military commander-turned-American Revolutionary War hero honored annu...

Emanuel, Madigan Back State Rep. Kelly Cassidy In Primary Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.

WATCH: Gay Veteran Discharged Under DADT Re-enlists

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Discharged veteran Lee Reinhart made history Oct. 24 when he became the first known open...

Suburban Anti-Gay Group Wants To Keep Gay Blood Donor Ban

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Though the Naperville, Ill.-based anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) recently lost their 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizationa...

Illinois Redistricting: Republican Congressmen Sue Over Dems' Map

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Following the lead of some of the top Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly, who last week filed suit over the state's redrawn House and...

Matt Sledge

Experts: Proposed Ethics Bills Could Withstand Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D) announced Monday that they are working together to tighten federal ethics laws. Ex-prosecutors s...

Quigley, Kirk Team Up To Sponsor Ethics Legislation

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Two Illinois legislators from opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up to introduce a pair of bills in Congress, aimed at shoring up what they see a...

Mike Quigley: Nancy Pelosi Is 'Politically Toxic'

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won't support House Speaker Nan...

Political Will

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Whether your state is red, blue, or some shade in between, no matter. Vote on November 2nd. And when you do, be sure to vote for the people who are putting kids first.

Mike Quigley 'Hopeful' For LGBT Gains...After The Elections

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Per a recent interview with Gay Chicago Magazine, staunch LGBT ally U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago) is reportedly "hopeful" for progress on a numbe...

Danny Davis: '90 Percent Sue' Rahm Will Run For Mayor After Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, TIME magazine reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel could leave the White House in October to campaign for mayor of Chic...

WATCH: Wrigley-Area Post Office Could be Named After 'Go, Cubs, Go' Songwriter

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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." T...

WATCH: Mike Quigley Gets To Know His District By Hauling Trash, Serving Hot Dogs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois's 5th Congressional District has a history of colorful representatives. In recent years it has elected famous firebrand Rahm Emanuel and the ...

Trust or Bust: Reflections on One Year in Washington

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

On my one-year anniversary of entering Congress, I believe our greatest challenge and mandate in Washington -- and Illinois -- is regaining the public's trust.

Mike Quigley On Rahm Emanuel For Chicago Mayor: 'This Is All Bulls***"

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"This is all b.s. The mayor is running again," Quigley answered adamantly, not using the abbreviation. Is that on the record? "That's on the record....

Mike Quigley's Spring Break: Learning By Doing

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Mike Quigley returned to the United States House of Representatives from the Easter recess on Tuesday, he was armed with a couple of atypical vac...