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Mike Quigley

Tribune To Cook County: Downsize Now

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Out here in the real world, the temptation of easy debt has (a) let people foolishly live beyond their means and (b) stuck all of us federal taxpayers...

All I Want for Christmas Is a Modernized Cook County Government

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Short of absolute dictatorships, my staff and I couldn't find an example of a more powerful veto anywhere in the world. Why does the president of the Cook County Board have this much power?

Republic Workers Continue Protest As New Creditor Emerges

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Workers have approved a $1.75 million agreement, ending a sit-in that lasted six days at a Chicago window and door factory. U.S. Rep....

Laid Off Workers Occupying Chicago Factory Win Big Round Against Bank Of America

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The creditor of a Chicago plant where laid-off employees are conducting a sit-in to demand severance pay said Tuesday it would extend ...

Chicago Factory Workers Protest (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE A meeting to resolve the sit-in Monday night ended without success, but representatives from Bank of America, Republic and the union agreed t...

Stroger Slammed For County Borrowing Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just minutes after Cook County Board President Todd Stroger boasted his $2.94 billion proposed budget for 2009 was free of additional taxes, several c...

Rahm Emanuel's Replacement: Quigley To Start Raising Campaign Cash

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley said Sunday he plans to file papers today to start collecting campaign funds to run for the congressional seat ...

Battle For Rahm Emanuel's Congressional Seat Underway

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It didn't take long for Chicago Democrats to start jumping at the impending open seat in Rep. Rahm Emanuel's (D-Ill.) district. State Rep.-elect Debo...

County Commissioners Want Fund For Low-Income Homeowners

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A band of Cook County Commissioners plan to introduce a proposal to create a so-called "circuit-breaker" fund that would give relief to low-income hom...

Blogging Where the Sun Don't Shine

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Since I joined the Cook County Board in 1998, I've tried to illuminate the outdated practices, blind acceptance of the status quo, and improper political influence over hiring and contracting that have historically defined Cook County government.