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Mike Quigley

Ald. Mell: Abandoned Chicago Buildings Are 'The Same Type Of Disaster' As Gulf Oil Spill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Foreclosed and abandoned Chicago buildings are "the same type of disaster as the BP oil slick" in Louisiana, a Northwest Side alderman said today, dem...

Reps. Quigley, Issa, and 18 Others Form 'Congressional Transparency Caucus'

John Wonderlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wonderlich

Representatives Mike Quigley and Darrell Issa announced the creation of the bipartisan "Congressional Transparency Caucus" today. This historic move provides an exciting new way for Members of Congress to work together in support of open government initiatives.

Immigration Reform: Congressmen Push Path To Citizenship For Binational Gay Couples

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rep. Luis Gutierrez's immigration reform plan moves forward in Congress, he continues to voice his support for any immigration reform package to in...

Todd Stroger Contracts: Mike Quigley Calls For Federal Investigation

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The net of ongoing and potential investigations of lame-duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger tightened around him Friday with U.S. Rep. Mike ...

Mike Quigley, Illinois' 5th On Colbert Report's 'Better Know A District' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stephen Colbert pulled no punches in lampooning the district he once called home. Wednesday night, he profiled Illinois' 5th District, "the fightin' ...

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 26: Best Interview Ever: Bra Guy or Congressman?

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley talks about handguns, hockey and Chicago politics while Chicago's Bra Guy enlightens us on how he's saving the world one brassiere at a time.

Tim Taliaferro

House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Subprime Mortgages

HuffingtonPost.com | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House oversight committee is launching an investigation into deceptive and predatory lending practices that contributed to the economic recession,...

Mike Quigley Endorses Pat Quinn For Governor Over Hynes

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley endorsed Pat Quinn Monday in the governor's bid for outright election to the job he inherited after Rod Blagojevich was impeach...

Stroger Was For Override Reform Before He Was Against It

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who vehemently opposes legislation to reduce the number of votes needed to override his vetoes, supported th...

Who Should Claypool Voters Choose? Probably Preckwinkle

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The voters who would have backed Claypool, many of whom live on the North Side and in suburban Cook County, might well be the swing votes in this election.

Freshman Democrat Quigley Set To Break Ranks With Party Over Dodd, Conrad Subpoenas

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seniority, party loyalty and congressional etiquette don't seem to get in the way of Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.). The freshman lawmaker is ready to br...

An Historic and Emotional Moment

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Today, after too many years of delay, President Obama signed into law a bill that makes it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation.

Quigley Delivers Top Ten Reasons Chicago Is World's Best City To Congress

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley took a page from David Letterman Tuesday night, delivering a Top Ten list from the floor of Congress of his "Reasons Chicago is...

Illinois Democrats Line Up Behind Health Care Bill

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There was no shortage of drama at the nation's Capitol Saturday as House Democrats narrowly passed their final version of the health care reform bill ...

Torn Apart By DOMA

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

One can only hope that quick passage of the UAFA will help people like Karla and Stacy have a fair shot at making a loving committed relationship work for the long term.

Wall Street Journal Reporter Conceals Facts About The Real Countrywide Mortgage Scandal

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

Just like the birthers, who refuse to acknowledge Obama's birth certificate, Rep. Darrell Issa and Wall Street Journal reporter Emshwiller refuse to acknowledge the mountain of evidence that the Countrywide VIP "scandal" has been thoroughly discredited.

Darrell Issa, Another Lying Liar in the Countrywide VIP Loan Story

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Robert Feinberg is the "whistleblower" who accuses Chris Dodd of receiving "sweetheart deals" on his home mortgage. His statements and stolen company documents represent the only direct evident in Rep. Issa's misleading report.

Countrywide VIP Scandal: In the Media, Unlike the Courtroom, Rules of Evidence Don't Apply

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

Why isn't any reporter asking inquiring about Feinberg's contacts with GOP operatives? And why isn't any reporter asking questions about who is paying Feinberg's legal bills?

John Fritchey Plans Run For Claypool's Cook County Board Seat

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Rep. John Fritchey announced Tuesday he intends to give up his seat in the state legislature to run to replace retiring Commissioner Forrest Cla...

Illinois Immigrant Action: Pushing for Solutions, Not Senseless Deportations

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

Although President Obama speaks passionately about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, actions speak louder than words. Here are nine powerful actions that will press to get reform done.

Congressmen Press Obama On Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Seven members of Illinois' congressional delegation are joining immigrant rights activists in pushing President Barack Obama for immig...

Green Party Candidate Matt Reichel Challenging Quigley For Congress

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has announced plans to once again run for the congressional seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel. Former C...

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...