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District 209 Board Candidates Lay Out Opposing Positions
Education / Elections / Politics

District 209 Board Candidates Lay Out Opposing Positions

Harrell, Matthews and Raines-Welch. Wagner, Madina and Kelly Monday, March 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The District 209 Board of Education race is essentially a contest of two opposing visions. The two competing sides offered stark contrasts in both governing style and potential policy directions during Wednesday Journal endorsement interviews in March. The Children First … Continue reading

Milestones: Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Princess Dempsey Deemed ‘Excellent’ by Defender; Trustee Lightford a Gold Leader
Community Notebook

Milestones: Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Princess Dempsey Deemed ‘Excellent’ by Defender; Trustee Lightford a Gold Leader

Saturday, March 28, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins was selected as one of the Chicago Defender‘s 2015 Women of Excellence. Perkins was among several dozen other high-achieving individuals to recieve the award, including Broadview businesswoman Princess Dempsey, Illinois state representative Mary Flowers and Chicago alderman Pat Dowell. Elected in 2013, Perkins … Continue reading

Illinois Legislature Approves Rauner’s Budget Gap Bill That Cuts Some Programs to Fund Others
Fiscally Speaking / Government / Legislative Update

Illinois Legislature Approves Rauner’s Budget Gap Bill That Cuts Some Programs to Fund Others

Friday, March 27, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Budget Bill Largely Shuffles Money Around Without Adding Much-Needed Revenue By a vote of 32-26, the Illinois Senate passed a bill on Thursday that will provide short-term funding in areas such as daycare assistance for low-income parents, court reporter pay and prison staffing, according to a March … Continue reading

BREAKING: One Dead in Fatal Shooting Last Night on 1400 Block of South 19th
Breaking News / Crime / Policing

BREAKING: One Dead in Fatal Shooting Last Night on 1400 Block of South 19th

Friday, March 27, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 1:27 PM Victim was the father of the late Ferris Howard’s co-defendant in a 2012 murder case One man is dead after a shooting that took place on the 1400 block of S. 19th Avenue in Maywood last night, according to police. Officers found William Stamps, Sr., 58, … Continue reading