Thursday, March 28, 2013
He might have prepared a burger for you.
If you had a burger at Hamburger Jones during the lunch rush on Thursday, it might have been made by Elmhurst's Congressman Mike Quigley (D-5th). Quigley was in Elmhurst as an "Undercover Congressman," a regular program designed to bring him closer to his constituents in an everyday environment—their work world. He has delivered packages with UPS, made candy at the Mars Factory, collected garbage, even cleaned the rhino pen at Lincoln Park Zoo. But Thursday, it was all about the burgers. The kitchen at Hamburger Jones is rather tight—and intense—during the lunch hour. Orders are up, food is sizzling, wait staff is rushing in and out. There is no messing around. Quigley, wearing his chef's uniform, was all business. He was literally too …
Friday, January 25, 2013
TRACE Act improves the ATF’s ability to identify the source of illicit guns and pursue gun traffickers, Quigley said.
Friday, January 25
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5, Chicago) introduced the Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement Act Friday, which cracks down on the illegal gun market by improving gun tracking data. The bill also repeals the Tiahrt Amendments, which hamper law enforcement’s pursuit of criminals who buy and sell illegal guns. “The TRACE Act is the type of commonsense gun control reform we need to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people,” Quigley said in a prepared statement. “Our law enforcement officials face a sea of illegal weapons flooding our streets, but the TRACE Act will close the loopholes that allow criminals to obtain illicit guns and choke off the supply to traffickers.” For nearly a decade, Quigley said, the …