Richard Boykin Decides Against Senate Run; Yarbrough Says She’s Focused on Reelection as Recorder, But Will Run For Sec. of State If White “Walks Away”

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 || By Michael Romain  After flirting with the idea of running for the U.S. Senate, newly elected Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) (pictured left) has announced he will not be pursuing the office in next year’s election. Last month, Boykin launched a 30-person senate exploratory committee to consider the idea of a run for the seat currently held by Mark … Continue reading Richard Boykin Decides Against Senate Run; Yarbrough Says She’s Focused on Reelection as Recorder, But Will Run For Sec. of State If White “Walks Away”

Richard Boykin Considering U.S. Senate Run

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 || Originally Published: Wednesday Journal || By Michael Romain  Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st), whose district covers Maywood, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. News of the announcement was first reported by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed in an Aug. 5 column. Boykin will announce the creation of an exploratory committee … Continue reading Richard Boykin Considering U.S. Senate Run

Once Upon a Time: Activists, Politicians Vigilant About Voter Suppression in the Present Recall Memories of the Deep South

Blake Sercye, chairman of the Committee to Protect Illinois Voting Rights during Sunday’s press conference. Below, Sen. Kwame Raoul. Photo by Michael Romain.  Monday, November 3, 2014 || By Michael Romain  This article is sponsored by Villegas Headstones and Monuments – Support them because they support us. One night in the late 1950s, Thomas Armstrong attended a meeting on the campus of Tougaloo College in … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Activists, Politicians Vigilant About Voter Suppression in the Present Recall Memories of the Deep South