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Maywood, Broadview Checkers Restaurants Officially Opened Today, Heralding Chicagoland Expansion Efforts
Business / Economy / Events / Township News

Maywood, Broadview Checkers Restaurants Officially Opened Today, Heralding Chicagoland Expansion Efforts

Employees at the new Checkers in Maywood prepare for the first official day open. Below, left, Raziya Lee Perry waits as her father, Ramon Lee, orders their food. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain  We took a very wild, wild guess at the new … Continue reading

BREAKING: Finalist for Village Manager Position May Not Have Been Completely Truthful About Past
Government

BREAKING: Finalist for Village Manager Position May Not Have Been Completely Truthful About Past

Dennis Sparks during the final round of interviews for Maywood’s village manager position on Saturday. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Monday, September 29, 2014 || By Michael Romain  The search for a village manager candidate to replace former manager William Barlow has narrowed to two, Willie Norfleet, Jr., the city manager … Continue reading

New Village Manager to be Announced Soon — Two Candidates Vie for Position
Board Meetings / Government

New Village Manager to be Announced Soon — Two Candidates Vie for Position

Dennis R. Sparks, one of two finalists for the village manager job, during an interview on Saturday. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Below, Willie Norfleet, Jr., the other finalist for the manager position, during an appearance at an event in Socorro. Photo by Socorro News. Monday, September 29, 2014 || By … Continue reading

Straight Talk About the ‘N-Word': Arizona State Professor Brings His Message to Nearby Oak Park Library, Oct. 1st
Community Notebook / Events / Notifications

Straight Talk About the ‘N-Word': Arizona State Professor Brings His Message to Nearby Oak Park Library, Oct. 1st

Monday, September 29, 2014 || Originally Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 by Austin Weekly News || Michael Romain  Dr. Neal Lester’s current campaign to educate Americans on the intricacies of the “N-Word” began with an ironic catalyst. An incident several years ago in a Florida middle school, Lester recalls, convinced him that the country had much … Continue reading

More Details Emerge on Proviso East’s Precautionary Lockdown on Thursday
Education / Emergencies / Reading from Around the Web

More Details Emerge on Proviso East’s Precautionary Lockdown on Thursday

Police and residents gathered outside of Proviso East yesterday during a temporary lockdown. Screenshot of televsion report by Fox 32 News.  Friday, September 26, 2014 || Originally Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Fox 32 News || Tisha Lewis  CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Proviso East High School in west suburban Maywood was temporarily put on … Continue reading

Apply for Free Home Repairs–Deadline Oct. 15th
Home Improvement / Housing / Notifications

Apply for Free Home Repairs–Deadline Oct. 15th

Friday, September 26, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Applications for the National Rebuilding Day free home repair program will be accepted until October 15th. Early applications are given priority, so apply as soon as possible. Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago (formerly Christmas in April), a volunteer home repair effort that helps repair the homes of low-income … Continue reading

Loyola Offering Free Program to Help Families and Kids Fight Obesity
Community Development / Health / Notifications

Loyola Offering Free Program to Help Families and Kids Fight Obesity

Friday, September 26, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System has teamed up with ProActiveKids (PAK) Foundation to help children and their families in the battle against obesity by offering a free program for children who have a body mass index (BMI) in the 85thpercentile or higher. The program teaches … Continue reading