Tag: Toni Preckwinkle

Boykin Faces Two Challengers for Commissioner’s Seat

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.

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With Soda Tax Canned, Area Business Owners Hope Customers, Revenue Return

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.

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Boykin Announces Reelection Bid, Rules Out Run Against Preckwinkle

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.

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Boykin Circulating Petitions Ahead of Possible Run for Board President

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.

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County Commissioners Push for Repealing Sugary Drink Tax

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.

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Boykin Considering Run for Board President

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district includes Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, said in an interview last week that he’s considering a run to replace Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — who is currently dealing with the fallout from an unpopular sweetened beverage tax, deep budget cuts and mass layoffs.

“President Preckwinkle has taken us as far as she can take us,” Boykin said. “She’s damaged the county in a real way. She’s done as much as she can do. … I expect that this whole beverage tax, the incompetent way it’s been rolled out and the unfairness of it will hurt her. It will damage her [politically].”

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County Judge Dismisses Sugary Drink Beverage Lawsuit

Monday, July 31, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

A Cook County judge on July 28 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) aimed at stopping a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.

The tax will go into effect on Aug. 2, according to a press release from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

The ruling, announced last Friday afternoon, comes about a month after the new tax, passed in November 2016, was to be implemented. Friday’s decision is the latest twist in a weeks-long legal battle.

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