Category: Politics

While Honoring Grandparents, Lightford Offers Rousing Pritzker Endorsement

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Sen. Kimberly Lightford during her annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren event. | VFP 

On Sunday, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th) held her ninth annual “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” event, where three dozen area residents raising grandchildren were honored by the lawmaker.

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Bellwood, Maywood Mayors Support Dorothy Brown’s Mayoral Bid

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Wendell Hutson || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Dorothy Brown during a Sunday press conference held to announce her bid for Chicago mayor. | Wendell Hutson 

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced Sunday her second candidacy for mayor of Chicago, and this time she has the support of two west suburban mayors.

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Boykin Concedes To Johnson In 1st District Race

Monday, March 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2:40 p.m.

Featured image: Brandon Johnson, who defeated Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin in the March 20 Democratic Primary election. | File 

First District Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has conceded to Brandon Johnson, a former Chicago teacher and union organizer.

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How Proviso Township Voted In The March 20 Primary Elections

Sunday, March 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The Cook County Clerk’s office recently released precinct-level results for the March 20 Primary election. Voter turnout in suburban Cook County was 29 percent.

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‘This Race Is Not Over,’ Says Boykin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson and Commissioner Richard Boykin. | File 

Two days after the polls closed on the March 20 Primary Election, the race for the 1st District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners is still undecided. 

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Brandon Johnson Claims Victory In 1st District Race

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson addresses supporters at his election night headquarters in Chicago. | UWF Illinois/Twitter 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and his challenger, Brandon Johnson, were in a virtual dead heat, according to suburban and city election data that was available online — but in a 12:00 a.m. phone interview, Johnson said that his campaign’s tracking of the ballots have him up enough votes to win. 

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Davis Glides To Primary Victory In 7th District

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) easily prevailed over challenger Anthony Clark in the March 20 Democratic primary election. With roughly 90 percent of precincts reporting as of 10:20 p.m., Davis was up on Clark by a 74 percent to 26 percent margin.

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