Friday, October 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Dr. Jeffrey Leef, a local doctor who recently announced that he’s running for Congress for a second time. | Photo Submitted
Dr. Jeffrey Leef, a River Forest radiologist who ran as the Republican challenger against U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) in 2016, recently announced that he’s running for Congress again.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district covers all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, announced today that he will run for reelection — effectively ruling out a run against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern broke the news this morning.
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Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
A Sept. 16 report by NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern lists state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) as among possible contenders to replace sitting Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who announced last Friday that she would not seek reelection to what would have been a fifth term in office.
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Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature image: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, left, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, during an event in 2015. | Wednesday Journal File
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) — whose district represents all or parts of Broadview, Bellwood and Maywood — has taken another step toward running against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Continue reading “Boykin Circulating Petitions Ahead of Possible Run for Board President”
Saturday, September 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature image: J.B. Pritzker during a campaign stop in Chicago on Sept. 2. || Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal
During the opening of a campaign office in the Chicago’s Austin community on Saturday, Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker — who’s widely considered to be the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race — explained what he said is the key to lower property taxes in Maywood.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 || Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Feature photo: Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy greets people at Old School Tavern in Forest Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal
Friday evening it was standing room only as about a hundred people squeezed into the Old School Tavern to hear Christopher Kennedy explain why they should support him in his run to become the next governor of Illinois.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a town hall meeting he hosted on Aug. 14 at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) gave a dire assessment of a political climate controlled by Republicans and lorded over by President Donald Trump.
“We probably are in the worst position that we’ve been in in a long time,” Davis said, referencing the Democratic Party’s minority status in most statehouses and in Washington, D.C.
Continue reading “In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans”