Category: Politics

First District Commissioner Race Still Too Close To Call, But Boykin Hopeful

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

Featured image: Brandon Johnson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin. 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and his challenger, Brandon Johnson, are in a virtual dead heat, according to suburban and city election data that’s available online.

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Maywood Mayor to Commissioner: ‘I’m Staying Out Of This Race’

Friday, March 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins during an event in 2014. | File 

The mayor of Maywood recently took issue with the inclusion of her name on a piece of campaign material produced by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st)

Mayor Edwenna Perkins was featured on a list of elected officials who are endorsing the commissioner for reelection. Boykin is running for his second term against Brandon Johnson, a Chicago Public Schools teacher and union organizer.

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Kaegi Visits Maywood Diner, Rolls Out Proviso Township Endorsements

Sunday, March 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3/5/18

Featured image: Fritz Kaegi, center, with Dennis Moran, the owner of Kathy’s Cafe, and Commissioner Richard Boykin, before a March 4 press conference inside of the Maywood restaurant that was organized by Larry Shapiro, far left. | VFP 

Fritz Kaegi, a candidate running in the March 20 Democratic Primary for Cook County Assessor, was in Maywood on March 4 for a press conference held at Kathy’s Cafe, 1008 S. 17th Ave. — just across the street from the headquarters of the Proviso Township Democratic Organization.

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Davis To Propose Bill To Increase Taxes On Guns, Ammo

Monday, February 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) appeared alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy during a Feb. 25 press conference held outside of Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago to announce that he would introduce legislation this week to increase federal taxes on the purchase of guns and ammunition — something that hasn’t been done in decades.

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Yarbrough Likely To Run Unopposed For Clerk After Attorney Tossed Off Ballot

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

Featured image: Yarbrough, left, with former Illinois governor Pat Quinn. | Cook County Recorder of Deeds 

Karen Yarbrough — the current Cook County Recorder of Deeds and Maywood resident who is also the Proviso Township Democratic committeewoman — will likely run unopposed in the March 20 Democratic Primary to replace the retiring David Orr as Cook County Clerk.

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Berrios, Kaegi Clash Over Tax System During Melrose Park Forum

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, right, and his challenger, Fritz Kaegi. | VFP (Berrios photo: Chicago Tonight/WTTW) 

One day before a hearing officer’s recommendation shook up the Democratic Primary race for Cook County Assessor, three candidates for the office met face-to-face in Melrose Park on Feb. 3 for a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Proviso Township Democratic Organization.

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Challenger For Cook County Clerk’s Seat Knocked Off The Ballot

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 || Nona Tepper/Wednesday Journal|| @maywoodnews  || Updated: 9 p.m. 

A River Forest woman has been knocked off the ballot for Cook County Clerk, after a Maywood man successfully challenged the validity of her nomination signatures.

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