2014 ISBE Report Cards/Sun-Times Ranking Released — How Districts 89, 92 and 209 Fared
Education

2014 ISBE Report Cards/Sun-Times Ranking Released — How Districts 89, 92 and 209 Fared

Friday, October 31, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 7:48 PM This article is sponsored by Villegas Headstones and Monuments – Support them because they support us. The Chicago Sun-Times released its annual ranking of state standardized test scores today. This year, Chicago’s elite selective-enrollment schools, such as Whitney Young and Walter Payton College Prep, … Continue reading

BREAKING: Judge Attacked at Maybrook Courthouse by Bellwood Man
Breaking News / Crime

BREAKING: Judge Attacked at Maybrook Courthouse by Bellwood Man

Michael Ganter, 30, of Bellwood, allegedly assaulted a sitting Cook County court judge today. Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, October 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain This article is sponsored by Villegas Headstones and Monuments A Cook County judge was attacked this afternoon by a defendant who was in court for a status … Continue reading

Maywood Fine Arts Performers to Shine at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House
Arts & Culture / Community Notebook

Maywood Fine Arts Performers to Shine at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House

Thursday, October 30, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR* MAYWOOD | Five student dancers and two adult performers from Maywood Fine Arts and Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio were cast as “Supers” in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Heidi Renteria, the head dance teacher at Stairway of the Stars encouraged … Continue reading

One Year After Closing and Re-Opening, Maywood Public Library on Track to Being Debt-Free
Fiscally Speaking / The Library

One Year After Closing and Re-Opening, Maywood Public Library on Track to Being Debt-Free

Thursday, October 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 2:00 PM Executive Director Huntington says Library hopes to be out of debt by mid-year 2016 Last year around this time, the Maywood Public Library was closed. The venerable institution had experienced a shortfall in operating funds due to a drastic reduction in property tax revenue … Continue reading

Maywood Police Officers Ticketed for Not Wearing Seat Belts — Chief Says Crackdown Will Increase Professionalism
Policing

Maywood Police Officers Ticketed for Not Wearing Seat Belts — Chief Says Crackdown Will Increase Professionalism

Thursday, October 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 4:49 PM State law exempts police from wearing seat belts, but Maywood Police chief wants his officers to wear them nonetheless  MAYWOOD | At last night’s Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley reported to the village’s Board of Trustees … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Notifications

LLOC Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (Agenda Packet Inside)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A Legal, License and Committee Ordinance (LLOC) meeting is scheduled at 7 PM, tonight, October 29, 2014, at Village Chambers (125 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood IL). Among items to be discusses include: Discussion of a Proposed Flood Program Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County Department of Public Health … Continue reading