Category: Politics

Area Physician to Run for Congress Again

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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Boykin Announces Reelection Bid, Rules Out Run Against Preckwinkle

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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Welch, Among Contenders Mentioned for Attorney General, Rules Out Run

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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Boykin Circulating Petitions Ahead of Possible Run for Board President

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.

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Pritzker: Here’s ‘How You Guys Can Lower Property Taxes in Maywood’

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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Chris Kennedy Brings Campaign to Proviso Township

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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In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Davis Maywood Town Hall 2During 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.

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