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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Rep. Quigley Visits City Hall, Receives His CityKey ID Card

Oct 4, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) visited City Clerk of Chicago Anna Valencia's City Hall office this week to receive his CityKey card, a city government-issued ID that also functions as a Chicago library card, Ventra card, and discount card for participating organizations and businesses in the Chicago area. The CityKey program was started in 2017 to provide undocumented and homeless Chicagoans a government-issued ID when they are unable to access other forms of identification.

“I’m thrilled to have received my key to the city this week so I can unlock all that our great city has to offer. The CityKey program has provided thousands of Chicagoans an alternate government-issued ID,” said Quigley. “As a Member of Congress, I’m proud to be part one of the 33,000 individuals who have received their CityKey since the program began. I hope more residents of Chicago will go out and pick up their own key to the city.”

"Our team was thrilled to assist Congressman Quigley with obtaining his CityKey," said Clerk Valencia. "Since we launched this program our office’s goal has been to give residents the opportunity to experience every pocket of our city. More importantly, give all our residents the dignity that comes with having a government issued ID. “

The Chicago CityKey is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered to all Chicago residents. While originally created to reduce barriers to those who have difficulty accessing government-issued identification, the Program’s goals have since grown to include discounts and other benefits for all of Chicago’s 2.7 million residents. No registration or pre-qualification is needed, and every Chicagoan is eligible regardless of age, insurance, income, health, or immigration status.