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See Which Elected Seats Will Be On The Ballot During The April 2, 2019 Elections

Thursday, September 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:55 p.m.

Local election season is officially here. According to the Cook County Clerk’s Office, Sept. 18 was the first day to circulate nominating papers for candidates seeking to be on the ballot during the April 2, 2019 consolidated election.

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Candidates React to Last Night’s Election Results on Facebook

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Trustee Henderson Yarbrough concedes to incumbent Mayor Edwenna Perkins on April 4. Perkins garnered 44 percent of the vote while Yarbrough garnered around 28 percent in a four-person race for mayor. | Mayor Edwenna Perkins/Facebook 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Some candidates running for numerous seats on village boards in Bellwood, Broadview Maywood and Melrose Park posted responses to the results of the April 4 election on Facebook.

We’ve compiled a few, along with Facebook photos, below:

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Katrina Thompson Election Night

After capturing around 45 percent of the vote, Katrina Thompson, pictured left, was elected Broadview’s mayor. She’s the first African American female mayor in the village’s history.

Thompson’s ticket, the Broadview People’s Party, also captured the three open trustee seats on the village’s board.



First-time candidates for trustee, Kimyada Wellington (who ran with the support of Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins) and Antonio Sanchez (who ran on the Maywood United Party ticket) were the two most popular trustee candidates in a field of 10 people who were running for three open seats. Incumbent trustee Melvin Lightford won his bid for reelection.

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BREAKING: Objections to Yarbrough, Rivers and Ester Candidacies Dismissed–Slate Will Appear on Ballot

DSC_1501The three-member Maywood Electoral Board during a hearing last Wednesday, December 10. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 12/19/14 || 10:49 PM

The objections filed by Darius Johnson against former mayor Henderson Yarbrough, District 209 board member Readith Ester and sitting trustee Ron Rivers — all of whom are running on the same slate to contest the three trustee seats that are open in next year’s April election — were dismissed yesterday by a 3-member local electoral board.

The board, which comprised Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Village Clerk Viola Mims and Trustee Audrey Jaycox, voted 2-1 to dismiss all three objections, with Mayor Perkins the only nay vote. The objector has five days to file appeals, if he chooses to do so.

Johnson, who was represented by attorney Doug Ibendahl, objected to the three candidacies based on the claim that they still owed debts to the Village of Maywood stemming from their times in office. At a board hearing last Wednesday, December 10, Ibendahl said that each candidate owed debts relating to travel expenses. In Yarbrough’s case, he was alleged to have taken his wife, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, on trips that were funded by taxpayer money without having reimbursed the village for the expenses.

Scott Erdman, the attorney for the three candidates, claimed that a village letter from Maywood’s finance department claiming that the candidates owed no outstanding debts to the village was sufficient to strike the objections. In addition, Erdman said that, even if they were in arrears, state law had been recently changed such that candidates who owe municipal debts at the time of their candidacies should not be prohibited from seeking office.

So far, Yarbrough, Rivers and Ester have been the only candidates running for trustee in next year’s election to be challenged. All candidates running for the trustee positions in the April 7, 2015, consolidated election have until Monday, December 22, to turn in their petitions.  The last day to file objections is Tuesday, December 30. VFP

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled the last name of Readith Ester and provided the wrong deadline for petition filings. The article has since been updated.