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COVID-19: Non-compliance with "stay-at-home" and social distancing shuts down Lakefront

Date: 
03/26/2020
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot made it clear in her Wednesday press conference that if Chicagoans did not abide by Governor J.B. Pritzker's order to stay-at-home and maintain social distancing, not having parties and flooding the parks with group activities, she would shut down the lakefront and Chicago Parks. 

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Latest COVID-19: Pritzker's order "Stay at home" about to begin

Date: 
03/21/2020
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Today, Sat., Mar. 21, at 5 p.m. is the date and time to begin "Stay at Home." Governor J.B. Pritzker declared that in his Executive Order. It is aimed at protecting everyone in Illinois from the COVID-19 pandemic. That order is to stay in effect until Apr. 7. Mayor Lori Lightfoot adds to her previous Chicago closing announcements by saying that libraries and park district buildings will also be closed. 

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Mayor Lightfoot closes City Hall to public starting Friday

Date: 
03/20/2020
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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced late Thursday that City Hall will not be open to the general public, effective Fri., Mar. 20 and until an announcement to resume normal operations is made.

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Ballot is official: 1st Ward Committeeperson slot is blank

Date: 
02/22/2020
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The third strike against Jay Ramirez being on the ballot for the 1st Ward Committeeperson position came late Friday. "For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the board’s decision. Affirmed with instructions." ends the Appellate Courts' decision

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More crimes being solved: DNA backlog in IL Forensic Lab on decrease

Date: 
01/30/2020
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“We’re faced with the fact that we know that there’s a lot of DNA evidence that’s not being analyzed and as a result, we walk among murderers,” said State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, 5th District,

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1st Ward Committeeman: no one qualifies for ballot says Board of Elections

Date: 
01/22/2020
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There are no qualified candidates to appear on the March ballot for the volunteer non-paid position of 1st Ward Committeeperson, said the Chicago Board of Elections Tuesday.

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"Eyes on the Courts Act 2020" reintroduced to The House today

Date: 
01/17/2020
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In the midst of unprecedented activity going on in and around the Federal government, four bipartisan U.S. Representatives reintroduced a bill to require cameras in all Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Court proceedings. Mike Quigley, 5th District, U.S. House of Representatives, was among them sponsoring the Eyes on the Courts Act 2020 bill.

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Congressman Mike Quigley's Statement on the killing of Qasem Soleimani

Date: 
01/03/2020
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“I have grave concerns about the repercussions of the Trump Administration’s actions last night in Iraq. The killing of Iranian General Qasem (also Qassem) Soleimani is a significant escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran, which may trigger increased violence in an already volatile region," says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Illinois' 5th District today. 

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Arroyo resigns as Illinois House about to consider his ouster

Date: 
11/01/2019
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Today, hours before a State of Illinois committee was to meet to consider ousting Illinois State Representative Luis Arroyo from his 3rd District seat, he resigned. 

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Illinois House of Representatives Luis Arroyo: Charged by Feds

Date: 
10/28/2019
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Luis Arroyo, 3rd District, State of Illinois Representative appeared in the Dirksen Federal U.S. Court House, 219 S Dearborn St, this morning, charged with one count of federal program bribery, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 

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Lightfoot and Valencia team-up in two-step debt relief offering

Date: 
09/28/2019
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In an effort to give a fresh start to Chicago residents in need of City Stickers and relief from ticket debt, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City Clerk Anna M. Valencia announced, on Friday, a two-step program for the purchase of a City Sticker and forgiveness of City Sticker tickets. 

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Moreno: Lightfoot's "Aldermanic Privilege" poster child

Date: 
08/24/2019
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The battle between the 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. former building owner, Brian Strauss and former Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno could head to court next week, over the former Wicker Park home of the Double Door entertainment venue.

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Quigley questioned Special Counsel Mueller about Trump and Wikileaks

Date: 
07/25/2019
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Mike Quigley, 5th Illinois District of the U.S. House of Representatives, asked about the Department of Justice's (DOJ) policy preventing the indictment of a sitting President and the President’s praise for Wikileaks.

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Was aldermanic challenge to a Finance Committee settlement a test or a predictor?

Date: 
06/14/2019
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One item set for approval, on a docket of 23 presented by Finance Committee Chair Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward, became a lightning rod for discussion at the second City Council meeting presided over by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But why?

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Quigley reacts to Barr's release of Special Counsel Mueller's report

Date: 
04/18/2019
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“It is more clear than ever that the Attorney General William Barr’s summary and press conference were attempts to provide cover to the President by cherry picking from the report," said U.S. Representative Mike Quigley,

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Your vote could make the difference in the April 2 mayoral runoff election: VOTE!

Date: 
03/31/2019
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Results of votes cast in the Tues., Apr. 2, Chicago runoff election will give Chicago its first African American female mayor.

Your vote will determine whether that will be Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle. 

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Who "are" the mayoral candidates: Tonight hear them

Date: 
03/27/2019
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Yes, either Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle will be the first African American female mayor since Chicago became a city in 1837. But, who are they? 

You can hear them on CBS Chicago tonight at 6 p.m., as they have their last TV face-off before election day, April 2nd. 

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The American people deserve to see the Mueller Report says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley

Date: 
03/22/2019
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“The House unanimously agreed that the American people deserve to see Special Counsel Mueller’s report in its entirety," says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley

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Rare voting opportunity for today's election day…get out and vote!

Date: 
02/26/2019
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Today's Chicago election for mayor is the fourth in 100 years where there is no incumbent on the ballot, says Chicago Board of Election Chair Marisel A. Hernandez. With fourteen candidates, a Chicago first,

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Risky business: Your City Treasurer vote can affect your wallet

Date: 
02/18/2019
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As a City of Chicago resident, casting your ballot for City Treasurer is of vital importance to your wallet and the fiscal health of the City. 

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