Boykin Announces Bid To Replace Dorothy Brown As Circuit Court Clerk

Friday, August 16, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Richard Boykin, pictured while he was still Cook County Commissioner. | File

Former 1st District Cook County Commissioner has gone from mulling a run against Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx earlier this month to announcing on Thursday his plan to succeed Dorothy Brown as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Judge Rules That Westlake Must Stay Open While Board Decision Is Reviewed

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled on Tuesday that Westlake Hospital, 1225 Lake St. in Melrose Park, must stay open while Melrose Park appeals a decision by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to allow Pipeline Health, Westlake’s owner, to close the hospital.

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County Judge Dismisses Sugary Drink Beverage Lawsuit

Monday, July 31, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

A Cook County judge on July 28 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) aimed at stopping a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.

The tax will go into effect on Aug. 2, according to a press release from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

The ruling, announced last Friday afternoon, comes about a month after the new tax, passed in November 2016, was to be implemented. Friday’s decision is the latest twist in a weeks-long legal battle.

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