Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Local officials during a Feb. 1 press conference held in Maywood to announce the roll out of a program that will equip 1,900 officers in Cook County with Narcan. | VFP
When Bellwood Police Chief Jimenez Allen was asked to take advantage of a program that would train his officers to administer Narcan nasal spray and that would provide a supply of the medication at no cost to his department, he jumped at the chance.
Continue reading “Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan”
Friday, December 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a Dec. 1 press conference at a supermarket in Cicero. | Commissioner Boykin/Twitter
At midnight on Dec. 1, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage tax — which imposed a penny per ounce increased tax on the retail sale of sweetened beverages in the county — effectively ended.
Continue reading “Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends”
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Brandon Johnson, left, who along with Bertha Pernell (not pictured), plan to challenge Commissioner Richard Boykin, right, in the Democratic Primary race.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district encompasses all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, is up against two declared challengers in the Democratic Primary race for his seat on the Board of Commissioners.
Continue reading “Boykin Faces Two Challengers for Commissioner’s Seat”
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Mike Nutley, one of the owners of Ed’s Way in Forest Park, inside of his store earlier this summer. | Wednesday Journal File
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 on Wednesday to repeal the deeply unpopular sweetened beverage tax, which tacked on an additional penny per ounce onto certain sugary drinks. The roll back goes into effect on Dec. 1.
Continue reading “With Soda Tax Canned, Area Business Owners Hope Customers, Revenue Return”
Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district covers all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, announced today that he will run for reelection — effectively ruling out a run against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern broke the news this morning.
Continue reading “Boykin Announces Reelection Bid, Rules Out Run Against Preckwinkle”
Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature image: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, left, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, during an event in 2015. | Wednesday Journal File
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) — whose district represents all or parts of Broadview, Bellwood and Maywood — has taken another step toward running against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Continue reading “Boykin Circulating Petitions Ahead of Possible Run for Board President”
Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images
Five Cook County Commissioners announced on Aug. 9 that they will support an ordinance to repeal the controversial Cook County penny-an-ounce tax on pre-sweetened beverages.
Commissioners Richard Boykin (D-1st), Sean Morrison (R-17th) and Tim Schneider (R-15th) appeared at a press conference Aug. 9 at the County Building to announce their move to repeal the tax.
Continue reading “County Commissioners Push for Repealing Sugary Drink Tax”