Tag: Gov. Rauner

At Loyola, Cardinal Cupich Addresses Gun Violence Epidemic

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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Welch Urges Gov. To Nominate Maywood As Economic Opportunity Zone

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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Gun Control Bills Supported By Area Lawmakers Pass IL House And Senate

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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Maywood, Broadview To Establish New Emergency Communication System

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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Kennedy Calls Pritzker ‘Status Quo’ Candidate

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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Lightford Blasts Proposed Currency Exchange Check-cashing Fee Hikes

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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Pritzker Opens Campaign Office in Maywood

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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