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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County Gives Tax Breaks To Nat’l Cycle In Maywood, A-1 Tool In Melrose Park

Saturday, October 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A worker welding at Matot, a family-owned manufacturing company in Bellwood. | Cook County Bureau of Economic Development 

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved requests for tax breaks from two Proviso Township businesses.

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Boykin’s Rowdy Funeral Task Force Gears Up As Violence Erupts In Suburbs

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A brawl that broke out during a funeral procession near the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue in Oak Park on Sept. 8. | YouTube 

On a Saturday afternoon in early September, Oak Park resident Michael O’Malley was in the back of his home in the 800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, when he heard arguing coming from the street outside.

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