28-year-old Proviso West Alum Campaigning to Become a Chicago Alderman

Maurice J. Robinson outside of the Genesis Center in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Monday, October 27, 2014 || By Michael Romain  CHICAGO | Maurice J. Robinson, 28, is so confident about becoming the next 29th Ward alderman that he uses the future tense to talk about one of his major campaign platforms. “When I win, the first thing … Continue reading 28-year-old Proviso West Alum Campaigning to Become a Chicago Alderman

Real Quick Politics: Live Blogging Election Night 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain 7:55pm – Maya del Sol, Oak Park, IL  Oak Park Democrats are here in force. State Senator Don Harmon (D-39th), whose district now covers a sliver of Maywood’s north side, is here; as is State Rep. Camille Lilly (D-78th). As of yet, no sighting of Blake Sercye, candidate for First District Cook County Commissioner. Presently, with 55 … Continue reading Real Quick Politics: Live Blogging Election Night 2014

Real Quick Politics: As 1st Dist. Commissioner’s Race Heats Up, Boykin Campaign Claims 20-Point Lead, Sercye Lands Another Major Endorsement

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 || By Michael Romain As early voting in the 2014 Illinois Primary Elections gets underway, the down-ballot, but most intriguing, Democratic race to replace First District Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins is heating up. Today, the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Early & Often blog reported that an internal poll conducted by the campaign of Richard Boykin, the attorney and former chief-of-staff for Congressman … Continue reading Real Quick Politics: As 1st Dist. Commissioner’s Race Heats Up, Boykin Campaign Claims 20-Point Lead, Sercye Lands Another Major Endorsement