A Conversation With Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77th)

Monday, March 17, 2014 || By Michael Romain  When told that Maywood has not one, but two state representatives, most residents here react with surprise. Most residents live within the 7th district, currently represented by Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Democrat running unopposed. The 77th district, represented in the General Assembly by Kathleen Willis, only covers a slice of the Village’s north side, well past Lake … Continue reading A Conversation With Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77th)

With Filing Deadline Past, Both of Maywood’s State Representatives Face Challenges

By Michael Romain After the deadline to file petitions to run for state office ended yesterday, both State Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Democrat who represents the 7th District (which covers nearly all of Maywood), and Kathleen Willis, a Democrat who represents the 77th District (which covers a small portion of Maywood north of Lake Street), found themselves facing either primary and/or general election challengers. … Continue reading With Filing Deadline Past, Both of Maywood’s State Representatives Face Challenges