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Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan

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.

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Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends

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.

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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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