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Quigley and other U.S. Reps attempt to thwart Trump's FEMA funding changes

Date: 
01/28/2021
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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley from Illinois' 5th District; Jerrold Nadler from New York and Lucille Roybal-Allard from California, led the charge Thursday, Jan. 28, to send a letter to incoming Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, asking him to save the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding.

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Judge orders Moreno released from Cook County jail today with conditions

Date: 
01/15/2021
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Cook County Judge William Hooks signed orders to release former 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno from Cook County Jail today, Fri., Jan. 15. But he told Moreno, "No more surprises." 

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Moreno: "Danger to the community" says judge

Date: 
01/08/2021
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In his video-conference court ruling Thursday, Jan. 7, Cook County Judge William Hooks deemed former 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno "a danger to the community" as he revoked his bail for the Dec. 27 rampage of destruction along Astor and Division Streets and ordered him to turn himself in at Cook County Jail at 3 p.m. that afternoon.

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DNA/Biology backlog reduces by 48% since March 2019

Date: 
12/28/2020
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The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Forensic Services (DFS) achieved a 48% overall reduction in Biology/DNA pending assignments, commonly known as “the DNA backlog,” according to Governor J.B. Pritzker and ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. 

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Former 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno charged in Gold Coast crashes

Date: 
12/28/2020
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Former 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno was charged with eight misdemeanor counts

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Gold Coast multi car crashes appears to have 1st Ward connections

Date: 
12/28/2020
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Sounds of screeching metal on metal heard by Gold Coast residents from about 1500 N. Astor St. down to Division St. (1200 N) before an Audi hit a fence and tree at approximately 9:21 p.m. Sun., Dec. 27, was caused by a 48 year-old driver. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) say this was alcohol related and charges are pending. 

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Quigley and Connecticut Senator introduce bill to protect presidential records

Date: 
12/18/2020
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In response to reports that the outgoing Trump administration is destroying presidential records and ignoring the law when using non-official electronic devices to conduct official business, Mike Quigley, U.S. Representative, IL 5th District and Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut introduced the Promoting Accountability and Security in Transition (PAST) Act

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“Together We Heal” launches and invites residents to take action in building racial healing

Date: 
12/07/2020
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“Together We Heal” (TWA) – a campaign aimed at building racial healing across Chicago was launched by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Mayor’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice today, Mon. Dec. 7.

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Quigley part of team demanding answers from GSA head in lack of Federal administrative transitioning

Date: 
11/20/2020
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The refusal of Emily Murphy, General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator in Washington, D.C. to grant the Biden-Harris Transition Team access to critical services and facilities in this U.S. administrative transition period, prompted a team of U.S. Representatives to approve a demand letter to be sent to Murphy. Mike Quigley, 5th District U.S. Representative, Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman is part of the team. 

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Neighborhood businesses part of new Chicago Security Plan which is now underway

Date: 
08/15/2020
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Before introducing the new citywide strategic plan worked out by City, State and Federal officials to protect commercial corridors and neighborhood businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered a heartfelt message to all Chicagoans at a press conference Friday afternoon, Aug. 14. 

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Census taking is being cut short…danger of under count

Date: 
08/06/2020
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The importance of getting an accurate census count cannot be overstated because:

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Why may you soon lose city, county, state and federal services and representation?

Date: 
07/16/2020
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Funding for everything from street cleaning and rat baiting to governmental representation locally and up to the United States Congress happen based on population. The population is counted in the United States by a Census every 10 years.

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Bi-partisan legislative agreements move Illinois forward during Illinois special

Date: 
05/24/2020
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The special Saturday, May 23, session of the Illinois Legislature produced great strides forward according to Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot expresses her delight about a casino component that is part of the legislation passed.

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Power outage cuts distribution of Chicago TV and radio station signals

Date: 
05/18/2020
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Flooding knocks out several Chicago television and radio stations. Willis Tower (Sears Tower) electricity cut.

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Look up: Blue Angels doing Chicago flyover

Date: 
05/12/2020
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Saluting first responders in this COVID-19 pandemic, the spectacular Navy Blue Angels will be flying over Chicago Tuesday morning, as part of their country wide tour.

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Governor Pritzker announces "Restore Illinois Plan"

Date: 
05/05/2020
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With the highest number of COVID-19 deaths overnight (176) just announced, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker laid out a four-region, five-phase Restore Illinois Plan this afternoon. 

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New Chicago City Council moniker: "Divided Council"

Date: 
04/28/2020
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"Council Divided" is what Chicago's 50-person City Council is named by former Alderman Dick Simpson, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his co-authors in a new report analyzing the voting patterns of the City's governing body.

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Wellington and friends join Governor Pritzker and his friends to invite you to be All in Illinois

Date: 
04/18/2020
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Wellington, the curious rockhopper penguin, and some friends at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, along with Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker and some of his friends are inviting you to be All in Illinois.

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Mayor Lightfoot announces relief for businesses and residents

Date: 
04/16/2020
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To mitigate some of the economic pressure being felt by local businesses, the City is extending tax payment remittances for the months of February, March and April 2020 until June 1, announced Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Finance today. 

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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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