Tag: Commissioner Boykin

‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors

Saturday, December 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin  (1st) during a Dec. 11 press conference about the CCHHS’s lack of black contractors. | Courtesy Commissioner Boykin

As of October of this year, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System had spent around $165 million on contracts to purchase things like medical supplies and equipment, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Contract Compliance.

Continue reading “‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors”

Boykin To Host Carjacking And Public Safety Town Hall In Maywood Dec. 19

Friday, December 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Maywood Police Chief Valdmir Talley will co-host a Carjacking and Public Safety Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., inside of Maywood Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

Continue reading “Boykin To Host Carjacking And Public Safety Town Hall In Maywood Dec. 19”

Broadview Among Villages Flying Bicentennial Flag

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Rep. Welch, State Sen. Lightford, Mayor Thompson and Commissioner Boykin point toward the Illinois Bicentennial flag raised over Broadview’s village hall on Dec. 4. | Rep. Welch/Facebook 

Residents and elected officials converged on Broadview’s Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave., on Dec. 4 to raise the official Illinois Bicentennial flag in the run-up to the state’s 200th year of statehood next year.

Continue reading “Broadview Among Villages Flying Bicentennial Flag”

Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends

Friday, December 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a Dec. 1 press conference at a supermarket in Cicero. | Commissioner Boykin/Twitter 

At midnight on Dec. 1, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage tax — which imposed a penny per ounce increased tax on the retail sale of sweetened beverages in the county — effectively ended.

Continue reading “Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends”

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.

Continue reading “Davis, Boykin Endorse Kennedy”