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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Editorials

Feb 19, 2014 Editorials
Whether you sat on the right or left of the aisle, the president made one point crystal clear throughout his State of the Union address: the gridlock that paralyzes Congress is preventing us from achieving the kind of growth that vaults more Americans into the middle class.
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Dec 23, 2013 Editorials
Every day some 2,500 flights land and take off at O’Hare International Airport, with more than 66 million passengers passing through its terminals in 2012. By any measure O’Hare is integral to the nation’s commercial air traffic network, with delays there reverberating across the country.
Nov 27, 2013 Editorials
This Thanksgiving, while thousands of Illinois families gather to celebrate over an abundance of turkey and stuffing, thousands more will struggle to just put food on the table.
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Nov 19, 2013 Editorials
This week marks the 150th anniversary since Abraham Lincoln uttered those immortal words on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the cemetery holding the remains of 40,000 soldiers who died at Gettysburg.
Nov 1, 2013 Editorials
Just over a decade ago, the United Nations took unprecedented steps to meet the needs of the world's poorest by creating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a blueprint for action that was agreed to by 189 nations and dozens of leading development institutions.
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Oct 23, 2013 Editorials
The problems with Chicago's Tax Increment Financing program are well-known.
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Sep 28, 2013 Editorials
As a recent letter to the editor correctly observes, I am in favor of modernizing O'Hare International Airport.
Jul 28, 2013 Editorials
The City of Chicago is in a war against illegal guns, and we’re losing.
Feb 7, 2013 Editorials
In Chicago, if you ask a school-aged child their number one fear, it's not braces or a book report. It's being shot on the way to school.
Jun 15, 2012 Editorials
The first U.S. AIDS patient was officially diagnosed on April 24, 1980, and seemingly overnight America was gripped by an epidemic that has since taken the lives of more than a half million people, torn apart thousands of families, and instigated numerous measures to stem the rate of transmission.

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