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Tribune: ‘Everything Seemed Normal’ Before Broadview Woman’s Death on Skyway, Relatives Say
Crime

Tribune: ‘Everything Seemed Normal’ Before Broadview Woman’s Death on Skyway, Relatives Say

Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews   According to the relatives of Lisa Fisher (pictured) — the 49-year-old Broadview woman who was killed on June 21, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide committed by Christopher Pena, 30 — there was no indication of trouble before the tragedy. “Everything seemed normal,” her … Continue reading

Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand
Economic Development / Government / Religion

Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand

New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave. | Google Earth Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a June 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance approving a special use permit that would allow New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave., to buildout and … Continue reading

D89 Votes Down Proposed Charter School That Wants Millions in Public Funding, State to Weigh in Next
Education

D89 Votes Down Proposed Charter School That Wants Millions in Public Funding, State to Weigh in Next

Elaine Lee before the District 89 school board on April 6. | Michael Romain/VFP Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  District 89 officials are pushing hard against a proposed charter school that’s the brainchild of a district employee. Dr. Elaine Lee, a longtime D89 school psychologist, has been fighting for at … Continue reading

Breaking: Maywood Native Sterling Brown Picked 46th in NBA Draft
Noted / Sports

Breaking: Maywood Native Sterling Brown Picked 46th in NBA Draft

Maywood native Sterling Brown, who was recently drafted in the second round of the NBA draft. | Draft Express.com Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12:42 a.m.  Sterling Brown, a Proviso East basketball standout who distinguished himself at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, was selected as the 46th … Continue reading

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?
Community Notebook / History / Noted

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of … Continue reading

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3
Community Notebook / History

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3

Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. and Mike Rogers during Juneteenth reenactment last Saturday in Maywood. | Courtesy Mike Rogers Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Maywood Trustee Mike Rogers and Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. took to the steps of the Home for Soldiers Widows, at the corner … Continue reading