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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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By Carol Marin & Don Moseley

Quigley in Ukraine: Political Climate 'Very Dangerous Situation'

Chicago Congressman Mike Quigley today called the ever changing political and military climate in Ukraine “ a very dangerous situation where (a) certain type of provocation could start a major war.” Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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By Carol Marin & Don Moseley

Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Congressman Mike Quigley is headed to the chaos of Ukraine. The North Side congressman will be part of a delegation that leaves in the next few days. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

5 Illinois Representatives Headed to State of Union

5 Illinois Representatives Headed to State of Union

A number of prominent members of the Illinois Congressional delegation and a Chicago alderman are headed to Washington, D.C. to attend President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address. Read »

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Associated Press and Alexandria Fisher

Ill. Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Ill. Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex. Read »

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Rahm: NRA's Comments "Outrageous, Unsettling"

Rahm: NRA's Comments

The country's largest gun-rights lobby called for an armed guard in every school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Michael "Mike" Quigley

Michael

Mike Quigley is the Democratic Candidate for the Fifth Congressional District of Illinois Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Dems Coming to Kirk's Side in Recovery

Sen. Joe Manchin is expected to fly to Chicago on Friday, hoping to visit Sen. Mark Kirk in the hospital, and tells the Chicago Tribune that even if he doesn’t get in to see him, he wants to lend support. Read »

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Rod Blagojevich Is Also Bad for Republicans. Discuss.

Rod Blagojevich Is Also Bad for Republicans. Discuss.
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The GOP thinks Blago only symbolizes Dem corruption. How wrong are they? Read »

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Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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