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Departing Trustees Jaycox and Cross Deliver Parting Comments at Last Meeting as Board Members
Board Meetings / Government / Noted

Departing Trustees Jaycox and Cross Deliver Parting Comments at Last Meeting as Board Members

Thursday, May 21, 2015 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD || At a Wed., May 19 regular board meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees, outgoing board members Cheryl Ealey-Cross and Audrey Jaycox delivered some parting comments that were representative of their respective roles and personalities. Cross, who was appointed in 2013 to fill the seat … Continue reading

District 89 Appoints David Negron as New Superintendent
Education / Noted

District 89 Appoints David Negron as New Superintendent

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || DISTRICT 89 PRESS RELEASE  May 19, 2015 || The Board of Education for Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 is pleased to announce the approval of David Negron (pictured) as Superintendent effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Negron comes to District 89 with a wealth of experience in education, most notably successful … Continue reading

COMMUNITY REWIND: Emerson School Holds ‘McTeachers’ Night at Maywood McDonald’s
Community Notebook / Education

COMMUNITY REWIND: Emerson School Holds ‘McTeachers’ Night at Maywood McDonald’s

Larry and Aja were so happy to meet the IncrediBulls at the Emerson School McTeacher’s Night. Photos courtesy McDonald’s Franchise Owners. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR It may be May, but it’s not too late to relive Emerson School’s McTeacher’s Night, which was held in March at a Maywood McDonald’s, 11 N. … Continue reading

The Tragedy of MacNolia Cox — the First African American National Spelling Bee Finalist
Arts / Books / Reading from Around the Web

The Tragedy of MacNolia Cox — the First African American National Spelling Bee Finalist

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || Originally Published: Wednesday Journal || By Michael Romain  The renowned poet and Guggenheim fellow A. Van Jordan (pictured left) was in Oak Park last week. He sat down with me for a quick interview about his award-winning book of poems M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, which re-imagines the life of MacNolia Cox, winner of the … Continue reading

Former Mayor, Now Trustee Yarbrough: “Watch Us Work”
Board Meetings / Government / Maywood Politics / Noted

Former Mayor, Now Trustee Yarbrough: “Watch Us Work”

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD || At a watershed board meeting last night, May 19, the most recent configuration of Maywood’s seven-member Board of Trustees came into form. Former Maywood mayor Henderson Yarbrough, reelected trustee Ron Rivers and new trustee Isiah Brandon were all sworn in by three different judges. Yarbrough … Continue reading

New Trustees to Be Sworn In at Regular Board Meeting Tonight, May 19, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Government / Notifications

New Trustees to Be Sworn In at Regular Board Meeting Tonight, May 19, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7 PM, at 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items to be discussed include: 5. Oaths, Reports, Proclamations, Announcements and Appointments A. Mayor’s Report 1) Presentation of plaques to outgoing Trustee … Continue reading

Cook County Land Bank Exec. Answers Residents’ Questions
Community Development / Noted / Real Estate

Cook County Land Bank Exec. Answers Residents’ Questions

Monday, May 18, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Last Wed., May 13, Rob Rose (pictured left), the new executive director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority, was in Maywood for an informational session hosted by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st). He fielded a range of questions about the organization from an audience that … Continue reading