Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. In terms of infrastructure, he proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect Elmhurst.
Tuesday, February 12
UPDATE Feb. 15: Elmhurst Patch has updated the original story by removing information indicating the bridge on Interstate 294 over I-88 and the bridge on I-294 over eastbound Roosevelt are deficient. Joelle McGinnis, who handles communications for the Illinois Tollway, said information in the interactive map published by Transportation for America, which is linked below, is incorrect with regard to the two bridges on I-294. Via email on Friday, she said: "The Federal Highway Administration’s 2010 National Bridge Inventory data used by Transportation for America does not accurately reflect the condition of Illinois Tollway bridges on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Neither bridge is currently rated structurally deficient. The bridge on I-294…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Quigley spent Friday, Feb. 1, at the Metra Station, City Hall, Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep and Park Place.
Wednesday, February 6
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5th) visited the Elmhurst on Friday, Feb. 1, to hear from his new constituents and city officials. Along with other parts of DuPage County, Elmhurst became part of Illinois’ 5th Congressional District at the start of this year. “It’s important new constituents know that my office is always accessible and ready to serve them with any number of federal issues they may face,” Quigley said. “From small business development to affordable education, meeting with people in the district provides a critical perspective on the human impact of decisions we make every day in D.C.” Quigley began the day at the Elmhurst Metra station, greeting morning commuters and discussing transportation issues with Demetri Skoufis of Metra …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Quigley's 5th District includes almost all of Elmhurst.
Tuesday, January 8
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5) on Jan. 4 was appointed by the Democratic Caucus to the House Committee on Appropriations, which is responsible for approving the federal government’s annual spending levels for nearly all federal programs. Quigley will be the only member from Illinois to serve on the committee in the 113th Congress. “This new role is an incredible opportunity to advocate for important projects that encourage economic development in the Chicago area,” Quigley said. “As the Appropriations Committee focuses on deficit reduction, creating American jobs and strengthening our economy, I am humbled to have the privilege of ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.” Since arriving to Congress in 2009, Quigley has taken on…