Sunday, March 01, 2009
Mr. Welch Meets With Mrs. Yarbrough!!!
A historic meeting of once political rivals took place on Saturday, February 28, 2009between Proviso School Board President Emanuel "Chris" Welch and State Representative Karen A. Yarbrough. Yarbrough, who doubles as the Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman, invited Welch to speak to the Proviso Organization, and Welch accepted. According to those in attendance, the meeting that occurred in Broadview was well attended by those anxious to see the two Proviso leaders come together. Welch appeared with fellow Proviso Board members Brian Cross and Robin Foreman. He was also joined by Bellwood SD88 Board members Ronald Anderson and Daphene Walker. Welch, Cross and Anderson are all seeking terms for re-election and all spoke to the organization and fielded a range of questions. One source who attended the meeting say Welch and Yarbrough hugged and exchanged pleasantries. Yarbrough says the Proviso Democratic Organization will not endorse any candidates in the upcoming local elections.