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Man Found Dead on Eisenhower Expressway Near Hillside Aug. 24 Identified; Autopsy Reveals He Was Struck By Car
Emergencies / Reading from Around the Web / Township News

Man Found Dead on Eisenhower Expressway Near Hillside Aug. 24 Identified; Autopsy Reveals He Was Struck By Car

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times || 8/24/15 || By LeeAnn Shelton  A man who was found dead Monday afternoon [Aug. 24] near the Eisenhower Expressway near west suburban Hillside was struck by a car, an autopsy has discovered. Illinois State Police found the body near the eastbound lanes of the expressway (I-290) … Continue reading

Maywood Resident to State: Pay Up for Critical Disabled Care Services!
Government / Reading from Around the Web / Township News

Maywood Resident to State: Pay Up for Critical Disabled Care Services!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 || Originally Published: 8/31/15 || Progress Illinois || By Ellyn Fortino  An organization in suburban Cook County that provides resource and advocacy services to people with disabilities says it may soon have to close its doors, at least temporarily, because of the state budget impasse. Leaders with the Forest Park-based Progress … Continue reading

News Brief: In Wake of Tribune Investigation, Village Spurns PLCCA’s Request to Partner Up On Restorative Justice Grant
Community Development / Government

News Brief: In Wake of Tribune Investigation, Village Spurns PLCCA’s Request to Partner Up On Restorative Justice Grant

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The Maywood Board of Trustees wasted no time at its regular board meeting yesterday, Sept. 1, refusing to partner with the Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) on a restorative justice grant. The board was overwhelmingly against the proposal, even though Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley, whose … Continue reading

BREAKING: Congressman Danny K. Davis to Announce Reelection Bid Sun. September 6
Government / Politics

BREAKING: Congressman Danny K. Davis to Announce Reelection Bid Sun. September 6

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-7th) will announce his bid for reelection on Sun. September 6 at Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center in Chicago’s Austin community, according to Davis’s representatives. The event, which will start at 4 p.m., is open to the public. According to Davis spokeswoman … Continue reading

Regular Board Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Tue., September 1, 2015, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Government / Notification

Regular Board Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Tue., September 1, 2015, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled for tonight, Tue., September 1, 2015, 7 PM, at 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items to be discussed and/or acted upon (for the full board packet and agenda, click here): Mayor’s Report 1) Swearing in of … Continue reading

Sen. Lightford-Sponsored Bill Addressing Racial Disparities in School Suspensions Becomes Law (Data Inside)
Education / Government

Sen. Lightford-Sponsored Bill Addressing Racial Disparities in School Suspensions Becomes Law (Data Inside)

Monday, August 31, 2015 || By MIchael Romain  A bill sponsored by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) (pictured left) designed to help eliminate the racial disparities in school discipline outcomes in the state was signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Mon. August 24. The bill passed the General Assembly with bipartisan approval in late … Continue reading

Businessman Kyle FitzGerald Elected Director of Maywood Bataan Day Organization Ahead of Annual Memorial Service
Community Notebook / Events / Noted

Businessman Kyle FitzGerald Elected Director of Maywood Bataan Day Organization Ahead of Annual Memorial Service

Kyle FitzGerald (pictured outside of ReUse Depot at an event last year with black jacket, second from left in back row), was recently elected the Maywood Bataan Day Organization’s director-at-large. The MBDO’s annual Bataan Day Memorial Service will be held Sun. September 13, 2015. File photo.  Monday, August 31, 2015 || By Michael Romain Ahead … Continue reading