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Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Hearings on Candidate Objections Against Mayor Perkins, Trustee Dorris and Luther Spence Extended to Jan. 13

mayor-raceTuesday, January 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Three people who filed to run for Mayor of Maywood and are facing objections to their candidacies will have to wait to see whether they’ll make it on the ballot for the April 4 election.

Public hearings on the objections filed against Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, sitting trustee Antonette Dorris (in addition to the members of her Maywood Visionary Party) and attorney Luther Spence, all of which were heard before a three-person local electoral board today, will be extended to Jan. 13.

During today’s hearing, objections against Quincy Johnson and Kathy Travis, were both upheld, which means that they won’t be on the ballot.

Mayoral candidates Mary “May” Larry and Henderson Yarbrough are not facing any challenges. VFP 

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Breaking: Two Maywood Mayoral Candidates Removed from Ballot

Mayor race.jpgTuesday, January 3, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6 p.m.

Two people who filed petitions to run for Mayor of Maywood in the upcoming April 4 election will not appear on the ballot after objections to their candidacies were upheld during local electoral board hearings today.

Objections to the candidacy of Quincy Johnson were upheld on the grounds that Johnson failed to “file a receipt for the filing of a Statement of Economic Interests in relation to his candidacy with the Maywood Village Clerk on or before Dec. 19.”

That objection, which was made by in separate challenges filed by Maywood residents Keith Moore and Reginald Lamont Featherston, Sr, was upheld unanimously by the three-person local electoral board that included Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Maywood Trustee Melvin Lightford and Maywood Village Clerk Viola Mims — all of whom are running for reelection.

Moore and Featherston, Sr. also both filed objections against Travis, claiming that she did not generate the minimum of 124 petition signatures required to run for mayor. Travis submitted fewer than four full pages of petition sheets. Each sheet allows for 15 signatures.

The board unanimously upheld that objection also. It was apparent from Travis’s candidate filing papers that she had far fewer than the minimum number of petition signatures required to get on the ballot.

Among the seven people who filed nominating papers to run for Mayor last month, only five remain, with Perkins, sitting trustee Antonette Dorris and attorney Luther Spence all facing objections.

Spence’s public hearing date has been extended to Jan. 13, since election authorities still need to count his signatures.

As of press time, objections to Perkins’s and Dorris’s candidacies had yet to be resolved. All of the objections were scheduled to be heard today.

Mayoral candidates Mary “May” Larry and Henderson Yarbrough are not facing any challenges. VFP 

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