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Proviso East Security Guard, Basketball Coach Donnie Boyce Suspended After Choking Incident
Education / Reading from Around the Web / Sports

Proviso East Security Guard, Basketball Coach Donnie Boyce Suspended After Choking Incident

Former NBA player and current Proviso East basketball coach Donny Boyce. Saturday, December 20, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 12/21/14 || 8:24 PM  Donnie Boyce, the highly esteemed former Proviso East basketball star and currently the school’s varsity men’s basketball coach, has been suspended after cell phone camera footage showed him apparently choking a … Continue reading

Triton Announces New Interim President
Education / Press Release / Reading from Around the Web

Triton Announces New Interim President

Friday, December 19, 2014 || Originally Published: 12/18/14 by Wednesday Journal || COMMUNITY EDITOR River Grove, Ill. – The Triton College Board of Trustees appointed Mary-Rita Moore as the college’s Interim President at the Nov. 18 Board of Trustees meeting. Moore, who currently serves as the college’s associate vice president for Strategic Planning, will assume the … Continue reading

BREAKING: D89 Superintendent Robey Leaves for Lombard D44
Breaking News / Education / Reading from Around the Web

BREAKING: D89 Superintendent Robey Leaves for Lombard D44

Friday, December 19, 2014 || Originally Published: 12/17/14 by My Suburban Life || My Suburban Life Media LOMBARD – A 28-year education veteran will be the new superintendent of Lombard Elementary School District 44 starting July 1, 2015, after the Board of Education approved his appointment Dec. 9. Michael Robey previously worked in Evanston/Skokie School District … Continue reading

Board Reviews Comprehensive Plan; Hopes It Spurs Economic Development
Economic Development / Government

Board Reviews Comprehensive Plan; Hopes It Spurs Economic Development

Doug Hammel talks with a resident about the new Comprehensive Plan before a planning and zoning meeting earlier this month. Friday, December 19, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 6:36 PM After the village’s Planning and Zoning Commission lent a unanimous seal of approval to Maywood’s new Comprehensive Plan (PDF:Maywood Rising Draft) earlier this … Continue reading

BREAKING: Police Apprehend Suspects in Armed Robbery of Rosa’s Dollar Store
Breaking News / Crime / Policing

BREAKING: Police Apprehend Suspects in Armed Robbery of Rosa’s Dollar Store

Friday, December 19, 2014 || By Michael Romain Two suspects have been apprehended in the armed robbery of Rosa’s Dollar Store, 1401 S. 5th Avenue, in Maywood, according to Maywood police. The incident took place on December 15, 2014, at approximately 7:50 PM. Yesterday, Xavier Richardson and Deqwan Horn, both 20-year-0ld black males, were both … Continue reading

Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide
Government / National News

Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide

Thursday, December 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain This article presented by Maywood Fine Arts’ Stairway of the Stars, which has some holiday fun for you on December 20th. See more info at the end of this read. Asians and Latinos are grossly underrepresented in nearly every state in the country, according to a new … Continue reading

BREAKING: Objections to Yarbrough, Rivers and Ester Candidacies Dismissed–Slate Will Appear on Ballot
Elections / Maywood Politics

BREAKING: Objections to Yarbrough, Rivers and Ester Candidacies Dismissed–Slate Will Appear on Ballot

The three-member Maywood Electoral Board during a hearing last Wednesday, December 10. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Thursday, December 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 12/19/14 || 10:49 PM The objections filed by Darius Johnson against former mayor Henderson Yarbrough, District 209 board member Readith Ester and sitting trustee … Continue reading