Tag: Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce

Senate Now Debating Rep. Welch’s Corporate Board Diversity Bill

Friday, May 10, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would require Illinois-headquartered corporations to include women and minorities on their boards of directors is now being considered in the Senate, where a committee chairwoman on Thursday suggested changes could be applied.

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‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors

Saturday, December 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin  (1st) during a Dec. 11 press conference about the CCHHS’s lack of black contractors. | Courtesy Commissioner Boykin

As of October of this year, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System had spent around $165 million on contracts to purchase things like medical supplies and equipment, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Contract Compliance.

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