Congressman Danny Davis, state Rep. La Shawn Ford and others gathered earlier this month to advocate for more funding for prisoners being released back into society. This month marks the 11th anniversary of the federal Second Chance Act, which Davis helped push through Congress.
With all but 13 precincts reporting votes, the Oak Park incumbent was losing to Johnson, a union organizer and first-time candidate. The winning Democrat is expected to win this fall’s general election, as no Republican sought that party’s nomination in the predominantly Democrat district.
Congressman Danny K. Davis and Sankofa Safe Child Initiative are sponsoring the day-long event to Sheridan Correctional Center June 11, which includes free food and a resource fair at the end of the day.
In an interview with AustinTalks, the politician says he’s not sure he’s out of the running to be the Chicago Coalition for Mayor’s consensus candidate. He and 10 others interviewed with the coalition earlier this month to win support for their campaigns to succeed Mayor Daley.
The Coalition to Save Community Banking will brief the West Side community on its efforts to reach a community benefits agreement with US Bank at an upcoming meeting. The coalition met this week with bank officials and elected officials. US Bank took over the branch offices of Park National Bank, which federal regulators shut down in fall 2009.