Archive for January, 2013

Quigley Named to Powerful House Appropriations Committee

Committee approves spending for nearly all federal programs U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) was appointed by the Democratic Caucus to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which is responsible for approving the federal government’s annual spending levels for nearly all federal programs.  Rep. Quigley will be the only member from Illinois to serve on the […]

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Quigley Announces Staff Changes

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) named Mary Ann Levar as his new District Director and Laura Sisemore as his new Communications Director following the departure of District Director and longtime communications advisor Aviva Bowen. “Mary Ann has provided outstanding constituent services, and Laura has been instrumental promoting efforts at home and in DC.  Our district […]

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QUIGLEY INTRODUCES BILL TO COMBAT FLOW OF ILLEGAL GUNS

TRACE Act improves the ATF’s ability to identify the source of illicit guns and pursue gun traffickers. WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) will reintroduce the Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act, which cracks down on the illegal gun market by improving gun tracking data.  The bill also repeals the Tiahrt Amendments, […]

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February 6 – Ask the Expert Day at Leyden High Schools

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

DISTRICT 212 HOSTS ASK THE EXPERT DAY Because February is National Career and Technical Education Month, District 212 and  Junior Achievement will mark the occasion by hosting “Ask the Expert Day” on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. During the event, both the East and West campuses will host about 200 professionals from various arenas including business, […]

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District 212 Lil’ Leydenettes Clinic

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

             District 212 Leydenette Dance Team is hosting the Lil’Leydenettes Clinic for children in 3rd through 8th grades.  The clinic will be held on Friday, February 8, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the dance studio at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park.  Following the clinic, participants will perform at halftime […]

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LEYDEN LITTLE EAGLE CHEER CAMP

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

LEYDEN LITTLE EAGLE CHEER CAMP              District 212 varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads are holding the 1st Annual Leyden Little Eagle Cheer Camp on Saturday, February 3, 2013, in the field house at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park. The first clinic session will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. […]

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District 212 Orchesis Dance Show

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

February 1 and 2 – 7 pm Members of District 212 Orchesis dance group will present BREAKTHROUGH, the annual Orchesis Dance Show,on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, at 7:00 p.m., in the auditorium at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park. The production includes students from the East and West campuses […]

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7th ANNUAL METRA SAFETY POSTER & ESSAY CONTEST

7th ANNUAL METRA SAFETY POSTER & ESSAY CONTEST

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

2012-2013 METRA SAFETY POSTER Metra is proud to announce the Seventh Annual Metra Safety Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Take Care, Be Aware: Look, Listen and Live.” The Safety Contest is a key part of Metra’s ongoing effort to increase public awareness of lifesaving railroad safety practices. One first, second and third place safety […]

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LOCAL WEATHER WARNING FOR JANUARY 29, 2013

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dense fog advisoryBack to local forecast National Weather Service Monday, January 28, 2013 8:01 PM Local Time URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 801 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 …DENSE FOG SPREADING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS… .DENSE FOG IS SPREADING NORTHWARD FROM THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR AND IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND TOWARD […]

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Attention shoppers: Another credit card fee is here

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

From NBCnews.com It could soon cost you more to shop with a credit card at some stores. As of this Sunday, Jan. 27, merchants who accept credit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard will be allowed to add a service charge to the purchase price. Visa and MasterCard had always prohibited merchants from doing this. […]

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