Tag: Rep. Ford

Rep. Davis Gets Tech Support From Competition Winner

Thursday, January 31, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, Ronil Awalegaonkar and Congressman Danny K. Davis meeting in the congressman’s office on Jan. 26. | Submitted photo

During a brief ceremony on Jan. 26, at his district office in Chicago U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th), along with state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th), greeted sophomore Ronil Awalegaonkar with a certificate of recognition. Awalegaonkar was the 7th Congressional District winner of the 2018 Congressional APP Challenge, a nationwide competition for middle and high school students that encourages them to create new technologies.

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Treat Your February SNAP Benefits Like Your Last, State Says

Friday, January 18, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Residents of Illinois who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits will receive their February benefits early, in January, but state officials said recipients should be prudent when dispensing with the needed assistance.

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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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