Category: Politics

Davis Faces Two Challengers in 7th District Race

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Ahmed Salim, who is running as a Democrat for the 7th District Congressional seat. | Courtesy Ahmed Salim 

Two idealistic young candidates with little money and scant name recognition outside of Oak Park have filed nominating petitions to oppose longtime Congressman Danny Davis (D-Chicago) in the March 20, 2018, Democratic primary in the 7th Congressional District.

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Gutierrez Won’t Seek Reelection to Congress

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who recently decided not to seek reelection. | U.S. House of Representatives 

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th), whose district includes a small portion of Melrose Park, has decided not to run for re-election.

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Davis, Boykin Endorse Kennedy

Sunday, November 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Congressman Danny K. Davis, far left, Commissioner Richard Boykin, second to to left, Chris Kennedy, former alderman Robert Shaw, members of Kennedy’s family and Chicago pastor Ira Acree inside of Acree’s church on Nov. 19. | Michael Romain/VFP

At a church on Chicago’s West Side on Nov. 19, U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) both enthusiastically announced that they are endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy.

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Pritzker Opens Campaign Office in Maywood

Sunday, November 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker inside of his Maywood campaign offices on Nov. 17. | Facebook/Sara Lira 

Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker was in Maywood on Nov. 17 to open a campaign office at 901B S. 5th Ave. Pritzker was welcomed by Cook County Recorder of Deeds and Proviso Township Democratic Party Chairperson Karen Yarbrough, who is also running for Cook County Clerk.

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Boykin Faces Two Challengers for Commissioner’s Seat

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson, left, who along with Bertha Pernell (not pictured), plan to challenge Commissioner Richard Boykin, right, in the Democratic Primary race. 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district encompasses all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, is up against two declared challengers in the Democratic Primary race for his seat on the Board of Commissioners.

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State Senator From Maywood Says She Was Sexually Harassed By Legislator

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to a Chicago Sun-Times investigative report published on Oct. 24, more than 150 women have signed a letter “that describes harassment endured by elected officials, lobbyists, consultants and others in politics.”

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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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