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Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station
Community Development / Government / Transit

Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station

Saturday, August 1, 2015 || By Michael Romain  In the wake of the robust public denunciation of their recommendation to relocate a proposed Metra train station from 5th Avenue to 9th Avenue, Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) and Metra officials have backed away from the idea altogether. The construction of an actual train station to … Continue reading

Rash of Burglaries Has Maywood Homeowners on Edge; Police Catch One Burglar — A United Airlines Pilot; Nat’l Night Out Aug. 4
Crime / Policing

Rash of Burglaries Has Maywood Homeowners on Edge; Police Catch One Burglar — A United Airlines Pilot; Nat’l Night Out Aug. 4

Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  According to various citizen complaints, there has been a rash of burglaries in Maywood. One resident said that two happened on North 2nd Avenue the night of July 28 alone. Today, Maywood police announced that they apprehended a suspect on Mon. July 27 during a possible home … Continue reading

At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service
Community Notebook / Noted

At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service

Participants in Quinn Community Center’s fourth-annual summer camp during a feast, held July 24, in the St. Eulalia parking lot to mark the camp’s end. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On an evening in June 24, several hundred people gathered in the parking lot of St. Eulalia Parish, 1851 S. … Continue reading

Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities
Fiscally Speaking / Government

Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities

Cynthia Brown (far left) with children who attend her Little People Christian Daycare summer camp. (Below left): Faith Arnold speaks about her experiences during a community teach-in on July 30 in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  “We’re here because our communities are being devastated by budget cuts … Continue reading

Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Security Training Moves Forward at Proviso East
Education

Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Security Training Moves Forward at Proviso East

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 || Originally Published: School Board Focus West || 7/28/15 || By Jean Lotus Proviso Township High School District 209 will take a new approach to training security guards next year, Chief Financial Officer Todd Drafall told the school board at the July 14 meeting. The board approved a contract with Conflict Prevention Institute … Continue reading

Rescheduled LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wed. July 29, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Government / Notification

Rescheduled LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wed. July 29, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A rescheduled Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wed. July 29, 2015, 7 PM, at village council chambers, 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items up for discussion: Mayor’s Report 1) Appointment of Theresa L. Kelly to the Maywood Housing Authority Appointment of … Continue reading

Mother of Sandra Bland Finds Strength in Church Family
National News / Religion

Mother of Sandra Bland Finds Strength in Church Family

Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, wipes away tears during her daughter’s burial service Sat. July 25, in Willow Springs. William Camargo/Wednesday Journal.  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || 7/27/15 || By Michael Romain  The day after burying her daughter, Sandra Bland, in a Willow Springs cemetery, Geneva Reed-Veal … Continue reading