‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors

Saturday, December 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin  (1st) during a Dec. 11 press conference about the CCHHS’s lack of black contractors. | Courtesy Commissioner Boykin

As of October of this year, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System had spent around $165 million on contracts to purchase things like medical supplies and equipment, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Contract Compliance.

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Preckwinkle Visits Maywood To Announce New Food Security Initiative

A worker unloading food from a Greater Chicago Food Depository truck. | Roosevelt Institute  Wednesday, January 6, 2015 || By Nicholas Samuel || Updated: 11:26 PM Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was in Maywood on Jan. 5 to announce the creation of the Cook County Food Access Task Force—an entity that will be operated out of Preckwinkle’s office in collaboration with the Greater Chicago … Continue reading Preckwinkle Visits Maywood To Announce New Food Security Initiative