Tag: Cook County Board of Commissioners

Boykin Concedes To Johnson In 1st District Race

Monday, March 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2:40 p.m.

Featured image: Brandon Johnson, who defeated Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin in the March 20 Democratic Primary election. | File 

First District Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has conceded to Brandon Johnson, a former Chicago teacher and union organizer.

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‘This Race Is Not Over,’ Says Boykin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson and Commissioner Richard Boykin. | File 

Two days after the polls closed on the March 20 Primary Election, the race for the 1st District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners is still undecided. 

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Brandon Johnson Claims Victory In 1st District Race

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson addresses supporters at his election night headquarters in Chicago. | UWF Illinois/Twitter 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and his challenger, Brandon Johnson, were in a virtual dead heat, according to suburban and city election data that was available online — but in a 12:00 a.m. phone interview, Johnson said that his campaign’s tracking of the ballots have him up enough votes to win. 

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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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‘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.

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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.

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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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