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Quigley Endorses Giannoulias For Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias continues to rack up endorsements in the race to replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate. The latest is...

Obama Pressed To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages In 2010 Census

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the country's most junior Congressman is pressing President Obama to broaden the official recognition of same-sex married couples. U.S. Rep. M...

Congressmen Press EPA To Investigate BP Pollution

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than a dozen federal legislators from both sides of the aisle are calling upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to scrutinize pollution p...

State's Attorney Won't Halt Death Penalty Prosecutions Despite Public Defender's Plea

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors in Cook County will continue seeking the death penalty despite pleas from the public defender for a moratorium. Chicago Public Radio repo...

Quigley: Not Funding Death Penalty Defense Violates 'Our Moral Compass'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley will speak to the House Judiciary Committee about budget woes at the Cook County public defender's office. Coo...

Quigley: Make It Easier To Override County President's Veto

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an interview this morning on WLS' Don Wade & Roma Morning Show, the former commissioner criticized the county code requirement that a four-fifths m...

New Congressman Quigley Requests Millions In Earmarks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after being sworn in as the newest Democratic member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley submitted requests for tens of millions of dollars ...

Quigley Sworn In To Congress As Emanuel's Replacement Tuesday

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Congressman-elect Mike Quigley is known for being an independent, reform-minded politician, but he learned politics the old-school Chi...

Congressman Quigley Plans To Sleep In His Washington Office (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Progress Illinois' Josh Kalven caught a light nugget buried in new U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley's weekend interview with Carol Marin on NBC Chicago's "City ...

Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
James Warren

When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley's ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.

Bridget Gainer, Former Daley Aide And AON Lobbyist, Chosen To Replace Quigley On County Board

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Ray Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Side political power brokers today picked a 40-year-old former Daley administration official to replace Congressman-elect Mike Quigley on the Co...

Kapow! Two More Bite the Dust as Immigrants Celebrate on Election Night

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

What can one actually say about someone who is running for public office and refers to gays in writing as "fudge-packers", says that theft is part of Mexican "culture" and writes that Muslims in prayer remind her of "dogs, smelling butts"?

Chicago's Special Election is a Waste: Fill Vacancies in One Election, Not Two

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

The special general election is a waste of time, money and resources. Taxpayers will shell out almost $2 million when the result has been a foregone conclusion for a month.

Mike Quigley Elected To Succeed Rahm Emanuel In Congress (VIDEO)

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrat Mike Quigley, a reform-minded Cook County commissioner, on Tuesday claimed the high-profile Illinois congressional seat that Rahm Emanuel gav...

Rahm Emanuel Forgot To Vote For His Successor

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I jokingly asked Rahm if he sent in his absentee ballot to vote for Quigley. He paused and said, "I f***ed up!"...

Quigley Gears Up For Election As GOP Challenger Pulido Compares Herself To Sarah Palin

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley isn't taking anything for granted even though he's the favorite in a heavily Democratic district...

Mike Quigley Earns Second Tribune Endorsement As General Election Nears

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So we're here to make it official: The Tribune endorses Quigley in the general election. And we're mighty pleased to do so. ...

Quigley Attack Goes Off the Tracks in Fifth Congressional District Race

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Fritchey and Feigenholtz had the courage to take a tough vote to keep the buses and trains running for thousands of their constituents and thousands of Quigley's.

Geoghegan's Failed Congressional Bid Lays Progressive Groundwork: Sirota

In These Times | David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a value in backing long shots, even if those long shots lose. In Geoghegan's case, many progressives supported someone who has been an import...

Early Voting Starts For 5th Congressional District Seat

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early voting begins this morning for a replacement for Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District and also for a number of suburban races....

Feigenholtz The Front Runner To Replace Quigley On County Board: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[S[tate Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who finished third in the Democratic primary won by Mr. Quilgey, has emerged as the clear front runner to ge...

Quigley Urges 'Very Open' Process For Replacing Him On County Board

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an interview with WLS' Bill Cameron yesterday, Quigley gave his two cents on what the process should look like, noting that how his 10th Distri...

Feigenholtz May Seek Quigley's County Board Seat, Source Says

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Undoubtedly, the County hospital would profit from Feigenholtz's health care zeal and expertise, but too many depend on her in Springfield. She's needed there.

Quigley Planning DC Fundraiser For General Election Bid

Politico | GLENN THRUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mike Quigley, who won the Democratic primary for Rahm Emanuel's old seat on Tuesday, is wasting no time in solidifying support among national Democrat...

Quigley's Victory Lap At County Board Spoiled By Stroger

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley entered the county board meeting room today, he received a round of applause in recognition of winning Tuesda...