Tag: Rep. Welch

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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Judge Rules That Westlake Must Stay Open While Board Decision Is Reviewed

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled on Tuesday that Westlake Hospital, 1225 Lake St. in Melrose Park, must stay open while Melrose Park appeals a decision by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to allow Pipeline Health, Westlake’s owner, to close the hospital.

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Op-Ed: Why Corporate Diversity Matters

Saturday, April 27, 2019 || By State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch || @maywoodnews

We can and must do better to ensure that African American, Latino and women voices are heard in the boardroom. Many in the business community agree. A recent survey of board members and executives commissioned by Deloitte concluded that “Business leaders clearly believe in the benefits of diversity on their boards of directors. Yet it’s equally clear that current methods of sourcing and selecting candidates tend to reinforce a lack of diversity.”

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