Category: Politics

Berrios, Kaegi Clash Over Tax System During Melrose Park Forum

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, right, and his challenger, Fritz Kaegi. | VFP (Berrios photo: Chicago Tonight/WTTW) 

One day before a hearing officer’s recommendation shook up the Democratic Primary race for Cook County Assessor, three candidates for the office met face-to-face in Melrose Park on Feb. 3 for a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Proviso Township Democratic Organization.

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Challenger For Cook County Clerk’s Seat Knocked Off The Ballot

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 || Nona Tepper/Wednesday Journal|| @maywoodnews  || Updated: 9 p.m. 

A River Forest woman has been knocked off the ballot for Cook County Clerk, after a Maywood man successfully challenged the validity of her nomination signatures.

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7th District Candidates Face-off For First Time

Monday, February 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Danny K. Davis and Anthony Clark in Melrose Park. | VFP 

Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) and Anthony Clark, his challenger in the Democratic Primary, faced each other during a formal campaign event for the first time on Feb. 3.

The short exchange was a study in contrasts, as Davis presented himself as the experienced statesman while Clark presented himself as the face of change.

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Candidates For Local, Statewide Offices To Meet In Melrose Park Feb. 4

Friday, January 2, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Candidates for a variety of local and statewide offices who are running in the March Democratic Primary election will be in town this weekend for a candidates forum.

The Proviso Township Democratic Organization will host the forum on Sunday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Melrose Park Village Complex’s Senior Building, 900 North 25th Ave., in Melrose Park. Call Carmen to confirm attendance: (708) 574-6538 or (708) 344-7062.

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Clark Likely To Make Ballot Against Davis In Democratic Primary

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Clark, right, with District 209 school board member Rodney Alexander in December. | Paul Goyette 

The Democratic Primary for the 7th Congressional District seat is shaping up to be a face-off between incumbent U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and challenger Anthony Clark, an Oak Park high school teacher and community activist.

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Kennedy Calls Pritzker ‘Status Quo’ Candidate

Sunday, January 21, 2018 || By Bob Skolnik/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Kennedy at a campaign event in Forest Park last year. | Wednesday Journal File 

Democratic candidate for governor, Chris Kennedy, waited until the last question of the night on Jan. 15 to deliver a direct attack on rival and perceived Democratic frontrunner, J.B. Pritzker.

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