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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Proviso Among First Suburban Cook County Townships To Get New Voting Machines

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Tonya Rice, the county clerk’s election director, demonstrates how new voting machines will work during a press conference on March 26. | Screenshot

Brand new voting machines are coming to Proviso Township in time for the April 2 Consolidated Election. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough announced that Proviso is one of three townships in suburban Cook County where the new machines will be piloted on Election Day.

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County’s Black History Month Essay Contest To Award $3,500 To Winner

Sunday, January 27, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A painting, “In the North the Negro had better educational facilities,” by Jacob Lawrence. | Moma.org

An essay contest sponsored by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will reward the winner with a $3,500 scholarship, which would go to support the winner’s first year of college.

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