Wednesday, April 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich visits Loyola Medical Center on April 17. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine
During a visit to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on April 17, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, told a gathering of doctors, nurses and chaplains at the hospital that he supports the Gun Dealer Licensing Act (or SB 1657).
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
An area lawmaker is requesting that Gov. Bruce Rauner consider Maywood for a new federal tax incentive that its proponents say could lure jobs and economic development to distressed communities.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews
A gun control bill that was supported and co-sponsored by the area’s Democratic lawmakers — including state Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) and Kathleen Willis (77th), and state Sen. Kimberly L. Lightford (4th) — is now headed to the desk of Gov. Bruce Rauner.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018 || Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A cellphone showing the 911 emergency number. | Kativ/Getty Images
The villages of Maywood and Broadview have entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) establishing a consolidated 911 dispatch system and communication center.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018 || By Bob Skolnik/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Chris Kennedy at a campaign event in Forest Park last year. | Wednesday Journal File
Democratic candidate for governor, Chris Kennedy, waited until the last question of the night on Jan. 15 to deliver a direct attack on rival and perceived Democratic frontrunner, J.B. Pritzker.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Igor Studenkov/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews
State Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), whose district includes all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park, has come out strongly against a proposal to increase the fees that currency exchanges charge every time a customer cashes a check.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker inside of his Maywood campaign offices on Nov. 17. | Facebook/Sara Lira
Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker was in Maywood on Nov. 17 to open a campaign office at 901B S. 5th Ave. Pritzker was welcomed by Cook County Recorder of Deeds and Proviso Township Democratic Party Chairperson Karen Yarbrough, who is also running for Cook County Clerk.
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