Media Coverage for 50 Capitols in 50 Days Trip...and More

Hinsdale Magazine February 2019


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine February 2019"

"Moving On - Former Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub explains his decision to resign last November."

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NEWSMAX


"As seen in NEWSMAX March 2019"

"Mickey Straub prepares to set off on his historic trip with his trusts 1997 Lincoln Town Car,
which he bought to symbolize America's 16th president."

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Washington Chamber of Commerce


24th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

This year’s featured speaker will be Mayor Mickey Straub, mayor of Burr Ridge, Illinois. Mickey has been called a renaissance man. “Big goals…short deadlines” was his rallying cry when he launched the campaign to build an elementary school playground in just 49 days in 2002. Little did he know that he would use the same strategies to build his company, overcome his struggle to tour 50 Capitols in 50 Days, and beat the odds to be elected mayor of a Chicago suburb.

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Hinsdale Magazine February 2014


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's February 2014 issue."

Last fall, Mickey Straub was elected mayor of Burr Ridge. But what he did the previous fall was an even more impressive accomplishment, travel to 50 States in 50 days.

The youngest of six, Mickey Staub grew up in Pennsylvania, the state which President Lincoln recited the Gettysburg Address.

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Hinsdale Magazine's March 2015


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's March 2015 issue"

Over the past decade, the village of Burr Ridge has undertaken two major projects with the hope of putting the town on the map. In the final part of our Burr Ridge series, we take an in-depth look at both projects.

The challenges the village has encountered along the way and the role they will play in shaping the future of Burr Ridge.

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Hinsdale Magazine February 2018


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's February 2018 issue."

Mickey Straub is making headlines for embracing a different challenge, as he vies for the Republican nomination against Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, in the 82nd District of the Illinois House oh Representatives.

"We have to many people in Springfield that feel like they're entitled, and they've figured out a way to make politics a money machine for them."

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Chicago Tribune 2017


"As seen in Chicago Tribune 2018"

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."

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Hinsdale Magazine February 2019


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine February 2019"

"Moving On - Former Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub explains his decision to resign last November."

Read Full Article Here

NEWSMAX


"As seen in NEWSMAX March 2019"

"Mickey Straub prepares to set off on his historic trip with his trusts 1997 Lincoln Town Car, which he bought to symbolize America's 16th president."

Read Full Article Here

Washington Chamber of Commerce


24th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

This year’s featured speaker will be Mayor Mickey Straub, mayor of Burr Ridge, Illinois. Mickey has been called a renaissance man. “Big goals…short deadlines” was his rallying cry when he launched the campaign to build an elementary school playground in just 49 days in 2002. Little did he know that he would use the same strategies to build his company, overcome his struggle to tour 50 Capitols in 50 Days, and beat the odds to be elected mayor of a Chicago suburb.

Read More

Hinsdale Magazine February 2014


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's February 2014 issue."

Last fall, Mickey Straub was elected maor of Burr Ridge. But what he did the previous fall was an even more impressive accomplishment, travel to 50 States in 50 days.

The youngest of six, Mickey Staub grew up in Pennsylvania, the state which President Lincoln recited the Gettysburg Address.

Read Full Article Here

Hinsdale Magazine's March 2015


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's March 2015 issue"

Over the past decade, the village of Burr Ridge has undertaken two major projects with the hope of putting the town on the map. In the final part of our Burr Ridge series, we take an in-depth look at both projects.

The challenges the village has encountered along the way and the role they will play in shaping the future of Burr Ridge.

Read Full Article Here

Hinsdale Magazine February 2018


"As seen in Hinsdale Magazine's February 2018 issue."

Mickey Straub is making headlines for embracing a different challenge, as he vies for the Republican nomination against Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, in the 82nd District of the Illinois House oh Representatives.

"We have to many people in Springfield that feel like they're entitled, and they've figured out a way to make politics a money machine for them."

Read Full Article Here

Chicago Tribune 2017


"As seen in Chicago Tribune 2018"

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."

Read Full Article Here

Congressional Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a dedicated public servant from the sixth Congressional District of Illinois, Mayor Michal "Mickey" Straub of Burr Ridge. Almost five years ago, Mayor Straub became the only person in history to take a patriotic pilgrimage in honor of Lincoln and our veterans when he visited 50 capitols in 50 days.

In 2012. between September 4 and October 17th, mayor Straub drove nearly 15,000 miles to 48 states capitols and flew to two others-Hawaii and Alaska. His momentous journey began in Pennsylvania, and after a small ceremony in Gettysburg outside the home where Lincoln finished writing the Address, he traveled to the state capitol in Harrisburg. 443 days later, he concluded his journey in Springfield, Illinois in front of the Lincoln Tomb.

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In Honor of Lincoln: Gettysburg Address at 50 Capitols

What started out as a patriotic pilgrimage out of “love for country” turned out to be an inspirational, life-changing trip that has no end. I ended up also reciting the GETTYSBURG ADDRESS at each capitol because of the message of unity and patriotism that is contained within. I love this country and look forward to sharing whatever details you would like. If you have any questions or areas of focus you would recommend, please let me know.

The Gettysburg Address as it was recited across all 50 Capitol in 50 Days - in Honor of LINCOLN and our Veterans (Made viewable by the "Public" in 2017). To learn more about this historic trip in 2012, visit www.50Capitolsin50Days.com. Mickey's hope is that more people will read the Gettysburg Address and that Lincoln's core values (God, Unity, Liberty and Patriotism), as expressed in it, will unite us again.

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July 3rd, 2016
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