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As the African American Mayors Association convenes in Atlanta for the annual conference, the AAMA will welcome a new Midwest mayor in its ranks. In a groundbreaking moment for Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sharon Tucker has been elected as the city’s new mayor. This marks a historic milestone as she’s the first Black mayor and the second woman to hold this position. News of her win was met with resounding approval from the local Democratic Party, signaling a new era of progress and inclusivity for the northeastern Indiana

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch was unanimously recommended to serve as the new Proviso Township Committeeman in a meeting held this evening of the Executive Committee, replacing the late Karen Yarbrough. With the support of every local mayor, labor leaders from throughout the state, and active Democrats throughout the township, the Proviso Township Democratic Organization (PTDO) recommended to the Cook County Democratic Party that Speaker Welch be named Proviso Township Committeeman. Their recommendation is expected to be ratified by the full Cook County Democratic Party on Monday. “Karen