Tag: Rep. Welch

Local Lawmakers Push Safe Zones Immigration Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mony Ruiz-Velasco, executive director of PASO. | File 

As the Trump Administration continues to ramp up arrests and deportation of undocumented immigrants across the nation, two local state lawmakers have advanced a proposal aimed at creating safe zones for them in public spaces.

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Most Of Maywood Now Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A map of the part of Maywood designated an Opportunity Zone. | Illinois DCEO 

Most of Maywood is now a federally designated Opportunity Zone, which makes new investment created in the area eligible for preferential capital gains tax treatment.

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The Fight For Workers’ Rights Continues 132 Years Later

Monday, April 30, 2018 || By Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) | Submitted 

Today marks an important occasion for working families – International Workers’ Day. It’s a particularly special day here in Chicago because the commemoration began after the Haymarket Affair in 1886 with the fight for the eight-hour workday.

What has been a prophetic date for celebrating the rights of workers has also become a painful reminder that we still have so much work to do to protect workers 132 years later.

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Maywood Park District Breaks Ground On 809 Building Renovations

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District officials and other community leaders break ground on renovations to 809 Madison St. on Tuesday. | VFP 

Community leaders gathered in front of the former children’s receiving home at 809 Madison St. on April 10 to break ground on a $1.8 million renovation project that would allow the building to reopen this year as a community center.

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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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Bellwood Police Officer Reportedly Killed In CMU Shooting, Son Suspected

Friday, March 2, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:26 p.m.

A Bellwood police officer and his wife are reportedly the victims of a shooting that happened on the campus of Central Michigan University on Friday morning, according to multiple media reports. The shooting suspect, who is still at large, is reportedly their son, James Eric Davis Jr.

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Area Leaders React To Florida Mass Shooting

Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students being led out of a high school in Parkland, Fla., after a Feb. 14 mass shooting. | Getty Images 

The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, garnered some reaction among local community leaders, particularly in area schools.

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