Tag: Town Hall

In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Davis Maywood Town Hall 2During a town hall meeting he hosted on Aug. 14 at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) gave a dire assessment of a political climate controlled by Republicans and lorded over by President Donald Trump.

“We probably are in the worst position that we’ve been in in a long time,” Davis said, referencing the Democratic Party’s minority status in most statehouses and in Washington, D.C.

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Maywood Swears-in Two New Police Officers | Town Hall Meeting Set for Saturday, July 15

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Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley with Board of Fire and Police Commission member Gloria Clay, and new Officers John Cochiaro and Christopher Mullaney. | Michael Romain/VFP

Thursday, July 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7/13/17

During a July 12 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, two new Maywood Police Department officers, John Cochiaro and Christopher Mullaney, were sworn in.

The officers recently completed their academy training. They received certificates and the oath of office from Gloria Clay, a member of the Maywood Board of Fire and Police Commission.

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Maywood Town Hall scheduled for Saturday, July 15

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin (1st) will co-host a town hall meeting on Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., at Maywood Village Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) is scheduled to attend. To RSVP email: danielle.watson@cookcountyil.gov or call: (312) 603-4566. VFP

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Congressman Danny K. Davis’s Maywood Town Hall Tonight, Tue. August 25, 7 PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-7th) will be hosting a town hall in Maywood tonight, Tue. August 25, 2015, 7 PM, at village council chambers, 125 S. 5th Avenue.

Topics will include:

  • AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

  • JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

  • MIDDLE EAST/AFGHANISTAN

  • EDUCATION

  • FLOODING ISSUES

  • IMMIGRATION

  • ANY OTHER ISSUE RESIDENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 

State Rep. Welch Town Hall Meeting in Maywood Tomorrow

State Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch will be holding a town hall meeting tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 1pm – 2:30pm, inside of the Maywood Council Chambers at 125 S. 5th Avenue. Here are a few legislative initiatives (pulled from his weekly legislative report) that may be discussed:

Springfield, Illinois – Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week after a two week break for Easter. The legislative session was extremely busy and productive for the Illinois House of Representatives.  I am proud to report that a number of bills that I have sponsored and/or co-sponsored with other colleagues are on the move.

Gang Crimes Witness Protection Act Created
HB1139 creates the Gang Crimes Witness Protection Act.  This bill passed out of the House of Representatives on a vote of 112-0, and it is headed to the Senate for consideration. This important legislation creates a state witness protection program, and it will end the code of silence among gang members.  As such, it will help law enforcement put criminals behind bars.
Legislators Required to Take Pay Cuts
HB1441, which passed the House of Representatives on a vote of 108-1, is legislation that cuts the salary of lawmakers by making lawmakers work 12 days without pay and freezing cost of living increases for legislators and other elected officials.  I co-sponsored this legislation, and I was proud to lead by example when we are asking working families across the state to do the same.
Mandatory Reporting of Gang Activity Required among Schools and Law Enforcement
HB2768 mandates Reciprocal Reporting of Gang Activity between local schools and local law enforcement.  This bill passed out of the House of Representatives on a vote of 106-7, and it is headed to the Senate for consideration.  This important legislation mandates that local schools and local law enforcement agencies report illegal possession of guns and illegal activity of students to each other and is specifically designed to protect the welfare of students, teachers and staff.