April 17, 2017

Daily Herald | Mayor’s epic road trip now in Congressional Record

A suburban mayor’s effort to recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg address at 50 state capitols in 50 days is now part of the Congressional Record. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton presented Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub last week with the laminated text of the remarks the congressman made on the House floor about Straub’s accomplishment. Straub drove 15,000 miles to 48 state capitols and flew to those in Hawaii and Alaska between Sept. 4 and Oct. […]
April 12, 2017

Chicago Tribune | Burr Ridge mayor lauded for time and effort to recognize Lincoln

Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey’s Straub’s 50 Capitols trip is now a piece of American history. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, recently entered information about Straub’s 2012 patriotic pilgrimage to honor President Abraham Lincoln into the Congressional Record. Roskam was at the Village Board meeting April 10 to laud Straub for his efforts and to present him with a laminated copy of what the Wheaton congressman said on the House floor. Straub drove to 48 […]