Category: Politics

Out And About: Congressional Candidate’s 7th District Walk Ends In Maywood

Monday, January 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Clark, right, with Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board member Rodney Alexander outside of Proviso East High School in Maywood on Dec. 23. | Paul Goyette 

On Dec. 23, Anthony Clark, a community activist and a Democratic candidate running for the 7th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, attempted to walk the span of the 7th District — which is shaped like a cowboy boot, with the toe facing south.

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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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