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U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley plays goalie at Aggasiz Elementary School (Credit: Steve Miller)

Blackhawks Donate Floor Hockey Equipment To 28 Chicago Elementary Schools

Fourth graders at a North Side elementary school got some floor hockey equipment today – a gift of the Chicago Blackhawks – and Hall of Famer Denis Savard was there to show the students how it’s done.

11/18/2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In Syria

Illinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/03/2013

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Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.

08/11/2013

On Capitol Hill, Congressmen Stephen Lynch, Dan Lipinski, Luis Gutierrez and Mike Quigley pick sides in the upcoming Stanley Cup Final series between the Blackhawks and Bruins.  (Credit: quigley.house.gov)

Buzzfeed Declares Quigley ‘Congressman YOLO’

Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is certainly one of the more social media-savvy lawmakers in Washington; so much so, that one website has declared him “The Most YOLO Congressman On Facebook.”

07/11/2013

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

With Inauguration Over, Obama Administration Returns To Work

The focus returned to hot button issues like gun control, for which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been pushing hard. Some Democrats in Congress have been hoping for compromise on at least part of their agenda.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (left) and Bobby Rush (right) discuss the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson’s Colleagues: Congressman’s Resignation ‘Sad Day For America’

Many political leaders in Chicago were saying it’s a sad day to learn U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Colleagues In Congress Add To Pressure For Answers

Several members of Illinois’s congressional delegation have joined the growing chorus of voices pressuring U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to speak out about his ongoing medical and legal troubles.

CBS 2–11/15/2012

The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunman opened fire on movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Quigley: It’s Time For Congress To Debate Gun Control

With the Colorodo movie theater shooting massacre still fresh on the minds of the public and elected officials, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was urging lawmakers on Tuesday to have a serious discussion about possible new gun control laws.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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Women’s Health Advocates Rally Against Birth Control Restrictions

Pro-choice advocates packed a Loop auditorium Friday to push back against restrictions to the availability of birth control.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

A Polish flag with a black streamer flies from a car outside a memorial mass at Holy Trinity Church held to honor Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the 96 others killed when their plane crashed yesterday in Western Russia April 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is home to the largest population of Polish people outside of Warsaw.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Pols Pushing For Visa Waiver For Poland

Several Chicago aldermen and other local politicians with Polish roots — or Polish American constituents — are pushing a resolution in the City Council to ask the federal government to do away with the visa requirement for Polish citizens.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Students Get 2,000 Computers, Printers From Feds

Thanks to the federal government, students at several Chicago Public Schools now have more than 2,000 computers and printers to use in their studies.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley Honors 93XRT, Lin Brehmer On House Floor

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) read a speech on the House floor Tuesday, honoring 93XRT for its upcoming 40th anniversary, and Lin Brehmer for 20 years on the air at the station.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

A Woman Works On Her Laptop In A Cafe. (AP Photo)

Several Illinois Lawmakers Opposing SOPA, PIPA Bills

Several members of Illinois’ congressional delegation has come out in opposition to two anti-piracy bills – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) – which are losing support from many members of Congress.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, Rep. Mike Quigley

Kirk, Quigley: FBI Should Investigate Waste In County Anti-Terrorism Program

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) have teamed up to demand a federal investigation of the way Cook County spent Homeland Security dollars under Todd Stroger.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Sailor Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Re-Enlists

A 38-year old man on Monday became the first man in Illinois to re-enlist in the military after being kicked out of the service because he’s gay.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Members Of Congress Hold Chicago Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Three Illinois members of Congress held a hearing in Chicago Friday on their effort to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which they call blatantly discriminatory.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley Raises Concerns About Libya Campaign

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) is raising concerns about the United States involvement in a bombing campaign in Libya.

WBBM Newsradio–03/21/2011

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Rep. Quigley To Join Blackhawks At White House

When the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks visit the White House Friday, they will be joined by U.S. Rep. and hockey aficionado Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Back In Town, Talks Gun Control

Mayor Richard M. Daley is back in town and on his regular public schedule, for the first time Chicago elected Rahm Emanuel as his replacement.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011