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Quigley Statement on Passing of Bernie Hansen

Jul 19, 2021
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement in response to news of the passing of Bernie Hansen:

“I began my political career as an aide in Alderman Bernie Hansen’s office. That position – and the years of friendship with Bernie that followed – taught me so much about serving the people of Chicago. Bernie was a tireless advocate for the constituents he represented. No one was better at getting things done than Bernie, and the communities he served were better for it. He taught me that public service is what we each owe our communities.

“Bernie taught me that policy only matters when it works at the street level. I know that he spent every day trying to improve the lives of his neighbors. And I know that without Bernie’s help and advice, I wouldn’t be where I am today. For that and so many other reasons, I am deeply sad to learn of his passing. He will be missed.”