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BREAKING: 19-year-old Murdered in Shooting Last Night Near 4th and Fillmore
Breaking News / Crime / Policing

BREAKING: 19-year-old Murdered in Shooting Last Night Near 4th and Fillmore

Saturday, November 22, 2014 || By Michael Romain  A 19-year-old black male is dead from a gunshot wound to the torso, according to Maywood Police. The shooting happened last night, November 21, 2014. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 10:41 PM in the area of Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street in … Continue reading

Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble to Perform at Maywood Fine Arts, Sunday, Nov. 23
Arts & Culture / Events

Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble to Perform at Maywood Fine Arts, Sunday, Nov. 23

Thursday, November 20, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Maywood, IL—Maywood Fine Arts (MFA) will host a free performance by the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3pm at their MFA Building (25 N. 5th Ave, Maywood).  MFA’s very own guitar teacher Jose Lomeli is a member and joins an ensemble … Continue reading

Sen. Kimberly Lightford Takes the Lead on $11 Minimum Wage Proposal
Business / Economy / Government

Sen. Kimberly Lightford Takes the Lead on $11 Minimum Wage Proposal

Sen. Lightford announces her plan to raise the state’s minimum wage. AP photo. Thursday, November 20, 2014 || Originally Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by the Daily Chronicle and Associated Press || Kerry Lester  SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an … Continue reading

Maywood, Melrose Park Earn Failing Grades When It Comes to Online Transparency, According to Survey
Government

Maywood, Melrose Park Earn Failing Grades When It Comes to Online Transparency, According to Survey

Thursday, November 20, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Twenty-five of the 100 largest municipalities in the state were recently surveyed by the Illinois Policy Institute and given letter grades based on their performance on the Institute’s 10-Point Transparency Checklist. Those municipalities with the highest grades were bestowed prestigious Sunshine Awards for online transparency. The municipalities … Continue reading

New Pantry at Hines VA Looks to Feed 150 Per Week — Forest Park Review
Community Notebook

New Pantry at Hines VA Looks to Feed 150 Per Week — Forest Park Review

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Photo by hinesva.gov.  Thursday, November 20, 2014 || Originally Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by the Forest Park Review || Jackie Glosniak || Updated: 1:25 AM Just in time for Veteran’s Day, a new food pantry at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital opened its doors for the first time Nov. … Continue reading

A Quarter of Eighth-graders Opt-out of Proviso District-wide — Forest Park Review
Education

A Quarter of Eighth-graders Opt-out of Proviso District-wide — Forest Park Review

Thursday, November 20, 2014 || Originally Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by the Forest Park Review || Jean Lotus, Editor The Proviso Township High School District 209 administration released enrollment figures Monday that show which districts are sending eighth-graders to which high schools and how many eighth-graders are opting out of D209. Many Forest Park … Continue reading

Raw Audio of Wednesday, November 12, LLOC Meeting
Board Meetings / Government

Raw Audio of Wednesday, November 12, LLOC Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Below is the raw audio of the regular board meeting held Wednesday, November 12, at 7 PM. Some parts of this recording may be incomplete, somewhat muffled or slightly inaudible. For a clearer audio recording of the full meeting, please visit the Clerk’s office at 40 Madison Street, Maywood, … Continue reading