Cars Should Be For People — Not The Other Way Around
Community Development / Economy / The Better Column

Cars Should Be For People — Not The Other Way Around

This is an ongoing series of extracted readings from various authors we’ve come across who offer unconventional, out-of-the-box thoughts on the social, the political, the religious and everything in between. This column will run each Friday and will feature authors with varying backgrounds and philosophies. The common thread is that their wisdom is sought by … Continue reading

One Summer Chicago Website Offers Summer Jobs For Local Youth
Jobs / Notifications

One Summer Chicago Website Offers Summer Jobs For Local Youth

(This squib courtesy of NoMCO): Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to announce One Summer Chicago — a collaborative effort between the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the civic and business communities to provide summer programming for youths. Summer in the Chicago area is a time for young people to be engaged … Continue reading

Larry Shapiro Talks Communications, The Senior Club And Why Retirement Is Not An Option
Community Development / Interviews

Larry Shapiro Talks Communications, The Senior Club And Why Retirement Is Not An Option

By Michael Romain Last week, I had a conversation with Larry Shapiro, the former Communications Director for Mayor Yarbrough, whose position as the Village’s Senior Citizen Coordinator was effectively eliminated when he resigned. Shapiro shared his thoughts on whether or not he’d want the Village to revive his latter position, his functions as Communications Director … Continue reading

Guns Plan Approved By Illinois House Falls in Senate, Leaving Maywood Ordinance Intact
Legislative Update / Maywood Politics

Guns Plan Approved By Illinois House Falls in Senate, Leaving Maywood Ordinance Intact

By Michael Romain An Illinois House bill that, if passed into law, would’ve effectively wiped out an ordinance here in Maywood that bans the carrying of concealed weapons was defeated in the Senate Executive Committee on Tuesday by a 10-6 vote. Village Ordinance 130.81(a) states, “A person who is not a Village officer shall not … Continue reading