Swords Into Ploughshares: Two Mothers Transform Their Pain into Plants
Commentary / Events / Noted

Swords Into Ploughshares: Two Mothers Transform Their Pain into Plants

“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks”         (Isaiah 2:4). Bellwood — It’s one thing for gun zombies like Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), to dumbly recommend more guns as a remedy for gun violence. As mind-numbing as proposed solutions such as these … Continue reading

Commentary / Elections / Maywood Politics

NoMCO Open Letter: Text Format

April 27th, 2013 re: NoMCO’s recommendation to Mayor Henderson Yarbrough and Mayor-elect Edwenna Perkins for the appointment of next-highest-vote-receiving candidates for Village Trustee to the vacant seats created by our most recent local elections. Greetings Mayor Yarbrough and Mayor-elect Perkins. The Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NoMCO) begin by thanking you for faithfully carrying out … Continue reading

Commentary / Elections / Maywood Politics

Commentary: NoMCO Responds to Mike Rogers Resignation

The following is an open letter submitted by NoMCO President John Yi on behalf of his organization. Full disclosure (and for the sake of transparency and honesty): the editor/publisher of this site, Michael Romain, is a new member of NoMCO. That said, however, the views and opinions of NoMCO do not necessarily reflect the views … Continue reading

Maywood Village Trustee Mike Rogers Resigns, Outgoing Mayor Yarbrough to Fill Vacant Seat Amid Controversy
Elections / Maywood Politics

Maywood Village Trustee Mike Rogers Resigns, Outgoing Mayor Yarbrough to Fill Vacant Seat Amid Controversy

Maywood trustee Mike Rogers, appointed in February to temporarily fill the position vacated by former trustee Dominique Garret-Flowers, has resigned his appointed seat. Rogers’s decision has drawn the ire of some who consider the move an attempt by the outgoing Mayor Yarbrough and the Maywood United Party to consolidate power against incoming Mayor Edwenna Perkins. … Continue reading