Tag: Commissioner Johnson

County Eases Path To Housing For People With Arrest Records

Saturday, April 27, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, whose “Just Housing” amendment recently passed the Board of Commissioners. | Courtesy Brandon Johnson

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a measure that makes it easier for people with arrest records to secure housing in the county. The board passed the “Just Housing” amendment as a new clause in the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance during a meeting on April 25. The board’s two Republican commissioners — Pete Silvestri (9th) and Sean Morrison (17th) — were the only votes against the measure.

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New County Commissioner Wants Medicare For All, Progressive Taxes

Thursday, January 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson. | Courtesy Cook County Board of Commissioners

Brandon Johnson, a former Chicago Public Schools teacher, pulled off a narrow, seemingly unlikely, victory against incumbent Richard Boykin to win the 1st District Cook County Commissioner seat by running well to the left of his opponent.

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