Tag: Cook County Board of Commissioners

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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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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