This November, Voters to Decide on Whether to Keep the Cook County Recorder’s Office
County Elections / Government

This November, Voters to Decide on Whether to Keep the Cook County Recorder’s Office

Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough. The Cook County Board of Commissioners has approved a measure that would allow voters to decide on whether or not the county should fold the office into the clerk’s office.  Friday, June 1, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free || UPDATED: 6:25 p.m. At a June 29 regular meeting, the Cook County … Continue reading

Proviso Township Political Heavyweights Preparing To Mobilize For Boykin, Their ‘Candidate For The Suburbs’
County Elections / Events / Politics

Proviso Township Political Heavyweights Preparing To Mobilize For Boykin, Their ‘Candidate For The Suburbs’

Thursday, March 13, 2014, MAYWOOD || By Michael Romain Yesterday, at an early morning press conference that doubled as a caffeinated rally, an excited corps of politicians and party organizers gathered at the 17th and Madison headquarters of the Proviso Township Democratic Organization (PTDO) to collectively endorse Richard Boykin for First District Cook County Commissioner. … Continue reading

More Election Materials To Inform Your Vote: Think Democracy Candidate Forum Video (Part II)
County Elections / Elections

More Election Materials To Inform Your Vote: Think Democracy Candidate Forum Video (Part II)

On February 22, 2014, we held a candidates forum at the Maywood Public Library featuring individuals running for judgeship positions on the Cook County Circuit Court (7th and 11th Sub-Circuits) and as First District Cook County Commissioner. A comprehensive election guide containing a sample ballot and instructive voting information can be accessed here. For a recap … Continue reading

Election Material To Inform Your Vote: Video of 2014 Think Democracy Candidate Forum (Part I) And Election Guide
County Elections / Elections

Election Material To Inform Your Vote: Video of 2014 Think Democracy Candidate Forum (Part I) And Election Guide

On February 22, 2014, we held a candidates forum at the Maywood Public Library featuring individuals running for judgeship positions on the Cook County Circuit Court (7th and 11th Sub-Circuits) and as First District Cook County Commissioner. A comprehensive election guide containing a sample ballot and instructive voting information can be accessed here. For a … Continue reading

Real Quick Politics: As 1st Dist. Commissioner’s Race Heats Up, Boykin Campaign Claims 20-Point Lead, Sercye Lands Another Major Endorsement
County Elections / Politics / Quick News

Real Quick Politics: As 1st Dist. Commissioner’s Race Heats Up, Boykin Campaign Claims 20-Point Lead, Sercye Lands Another Major Endorsement

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 || By Michael Romain As early voting in the 2014 Illinois Primary Elections gets underway, the down-ballot, but most intriguing, Democratic race to replace First District Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins is heating up. Today, the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Early & Often blog reported that an internal poll conducted by the campaign … Continue reading

From the Review: Big Endorsements Change 1st District County Commissioner’s Race
County Elections / Events / Politics

From the Review: Big Endorsements Change 1st District County Commissioner’s Race

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  All five candidates for 1st District Cook County Commissioner primary race faced off Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Maywood Public Library for the Think Democracy Candidates Forum. The forum was sponsored by The Village Free Press, Forest Park Review, Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO) and other community organizations. … Continue reading