Maywood Election 2013: Sights and Sounds (Part II)

~ 3:45 – ~5:00 After riding around for about a half-hour, Crawford stopped at his house to pick up his two sons and grab something to eat. From there, we headed over to Garfield Elementary, the election’s main hub of attention. Earlier in the day, David Orr, former Mayor of Chicago and current Cook County Clerk, had stopped by. The energy had ebbed from its … Continue reading Maywood Election 2013: Sights and Sounds (Part II)

It’s H(er)story: Maywood Elects First African-American Female Mayor

Edwenna Perkins was preparing to leave her impromptu campaign headquarters at T&JJ’s on 5th Avenue when she got a call. The poll results updated online by the Cook County Clerk’s office had her down by 4 percentage points with about 12 precincts reporting. But in a dimly-lit room in the back of Vintage Realty, the headquarters for the All In for Maywood (AIM) ticket, every … Continue reading It’s H(er)story: Maywood Elects First African-American Female Mayor