Rep. Welch Sponsors Legislation Seeking to Prevent City of Chicago from Arbitrarily Raising Water Rates Again

Saturday, February 7, 2015 || By Michael Romain On Feb. 6, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th) filed legislation designed to prevent the City of Chicago from arbitrarily raising water rates again on suburban municipalities. Effective Jan. 1, this year, the water rate Chicago charged suburbs such as Maywood, Melrose Park and Bellwood rose by 15 percent to $3.82 per 1,000 gallons–up from $3.32 per 1,000 … Continue reading Rep. Welch Sponsors Legislation Seeking to Prevent City of Chicago from Arbitrarily Raising Water Rates Again

From the Review: Big Endorsements Change 1st District County Commissioner’s Race

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  All five candidates for 1st District Cook County Commissioner primary race faced off Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Maywood Public Library for the Think Democracy Candidates Forum. The forum was sponsored by The Village Free Press, Forest Park Review, Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO) and other community organizations. The five candidates were former 29th ward alderman Isaac “Ike” … Continue reading From the Review: Big Endorsements Change 1st District County Commissioner’s Race

And The Endorsement Goes To….Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Jason Ervin And Oak Park President Anan Abu-Taleb Select Their Candidate In First District Commissioner’s Race

  Tuesday, February 18, 2014, CHICAGO || By Michael Romain In what may turn out to be a pivotal turning point in the race for First District Cook County Commissioner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Jason Ervin (28th ward), Alderman Joe Moreno (1st ward) and Oak Park President Anan Abu-Taleb all gathered for a press conference downtown at the … Continue reading And The Endorsement Goes To….Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Jason Ervin And Oak Park President Anan Abu-Taleb Select Their Candidate In First District Commissioner’s Race