2014 Election Ballots Nearly Finalized, Some Challenges Still Pending, Antoinette Gray Perhaps Rep. Welch’s Only Obstacle to Running Unchallenged
County Elections / Elections / Maywood Politics

2014 Election Ballots Nearly Finalized, Some Challenges Still Pending, Antoinette Gray Perhaps Rep. Welch’s Only Obstacle to Running Unchallenged

By Michael Romain The ballots for local, county and statewide seats to be contested during the upcoming March 18, 2014, Gubernatorial Primary Elections came a step closer to being finalized after court hearings for candidate objections were held today. Dan Roche, a Democratic candidate from River Forest challenging incumbent Rep. Danny K. Davis’s 7th Congressional … Continue reading

Most 17-Year-Olds Will Be Eligible To Vote Starting January 1, 2014
County Elections / Elections

Most 17-Year-Olds Will Be Eligible To Vote Starting January 1, 2014

By Community Editor, The Forest Park Review  COUNTRY OF COOK COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORR Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, most Illinois 17-year-olds will be eligible to register and vote in a primary election – a first in our state’s history, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Monday. The new “suffrage at 17” law will let voters choose in … Continue reading

Village Settles 2012 BGA Lawsuit, Board Approves $23K Payment to Plaintiff’s Counsel
Board Meetings / Government

Village Settles 2012 BGA Lawsuit, Board Approves $23K Payment to Plaintiff’s Counsel

By Michael Romain At a December 17, 2013, board meeting, the Village Board approved the payment of $23,000 as part of a legal settlement of a lawsuit filed against the Village of Maywood by the Better Government Association (BGA), an investigative watchdog news outlet. The case, Better Government Association v. Maywood, was filed on August … Continue reading

Proviso East Boys Defeat Homewood-Flossmoor 43-40, Advance to Proviso West Tourney Quarterfinals
Sports

Proviso East Boys Defeat Homewood-Flossmoor 43-40, Advance to Proviso West Tourney Quarterfinals

December 27, 2013 || Patrick Z. McGavin (Sun-Times Media) Basketball is the most unpredictable of games. The frequency of possessions only intensifies the randomness of chance. Homewood-Flossmoor had chances to pull the upset Friday of Proviso East to advance to the Proviso West Holiday Tournament quarterfinals. Homewood-Flossmoor played with toughness and purpose against the quick … Continue reading

A Hero’s Farewell
Breaking News / Crime

A Hero’s Farewell

December 28, 2013 || Mitch Smith and Kate Thayer, Chicago Tribune Cook County said goodbye Saturday to officer Cuauhtemoc Estrada, the sheriff’s investigator and Marine Corps veteran who was shot and killed last weekend while protecting his daughter and her boyfriend from armed robbers. In Holy Name Cathedral, Estrada was celebrated as a dedicated officer … Continue reading

PLCCA Among Organizations Receiving More Than $130K Worth of Nicor Energy and Food Assistance
Community Development / Energy / Quick News

PLCCA Among Organizations Receiving More Than $130K Worth of Nicor Energy and Food Assistance

By Michael Romain On December 18, 2013, a community contributor announced on The Chicago Tribune‘s Bulletin Board that the Maywood-based Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) was among 29 nonprofit agencies and food pantries in northern Illinois that received grants from Nicor Gas totaling more than $130,000. The grants included more than $80,000 to go … Continue reading