Tag: Rep. Welch

‘Books In Schools Not Bullets!’: Local Leaders Blast Proposal To Arm Teachers

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

District 89 school board member Regina Rivers speaks out against the IASB’s proposed resolution during a press conference convened by state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, right, in Chicago. | Photo by Tara A. Gray/Facebook 

On Saturday, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) convened a press conference in Chicago to protest a resolution that could have empowered local school boards to allow teachers and administrators to carry guns in school.

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Mental Health Wellness Center Opens In Broadview As Experts Address Stigma

Saturday, October 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Top: Jeff Shapiro, Peter Briggs, Walonza Lee, Kimberly Knake, Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Brandon Johnson. | VFP 

Last month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro Suburban opened The Living Room at 1917 Roosevelt Road in Broadview inside of Healthcare Alternative Systems — a nonprofit that offers substance abuse support services.

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Leamington Foods Owner Says Closed Hillside Store Had Structural Issues, Defends Family’s 90-Year Reputation

Sunday, October 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews   

The owner of the Leamington Foods in Hillside that closed last week recently spoke out against what he said has been the unfair portrayal of the store by a high-profile local legislator and dozens of social media commenters. He also addressed the reasons for the store’s closure after more than two decades at the 550 Mannheim Road location.

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