Hostage Negotiations: Area Nonprofits Brace for Looming Government Shutdown
Fiscally Speaking / Government

Hostage Negotiations: Area Nonprofits Brace for Looming Government Shutdown

A photo showing the empty chairs reserved for state agency directors during a hearing in Springfield today, June 30. The hearing was held to discuss contingency plans in the event the government shuts down tomorrow. Courtesy state Rep. Chris Welch (7th) Tuesday, June 30, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || By Michael Romain … Continue reading

Briefly in Public Safety: Maywood Firefighters Battle Car Fire; Firefighter Challenge May Be Coming to Maywood; Chief Talley in the Community; More
Community Notebook / Quick News

Briefly in Public Safety: Maywood Firefighters Battle Car Fire; Firefighter Challenge May Be Coming to Maywood; Chief Talley in the Community; More

BATTLING THE FLAMES: Maywood firefighters fight to extinguish a car fire before it spreads to a house earlier this week. Photo courtesy Maywood fire chief Craig Bronaugh.  Saturday, June 27, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 12:54 PM Chicago Firefighter Challenge could be coming to Maywood  According to one website, competitions are held among … Continue reading

County Board Prez’s Proposed Sales Tax Hike Gets Pushback
Business / Economy / Government / Township News

County Board Prez’s Proposed Sales Tax Hike Gets Pushback

Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) at a town hall meeting held earlier this year in Oak Park. Chandler West/Wednesday Journal.  Friday, June 26, 2015 || By Michael Romain  With Cook County facing a pension fund shortfall of $6.5 billion — a hole that may be deepening by about $30 million a … Continue reading

Broadview School Board Members Billed for Investigation — of Themselves
Education / Reading from Around the Web / Township News

Broadview School Board Members Billed for Investigation — of Themselves

Thursday, June 25, 2015 || Originally Published: School Board Focus West || By Jean Lotus  After Lindop School District 92 write-in coup, lawyers submit bills for residency, criminal record checks The new board president of Broadview’s Lindop School District 92 was shocked to receive a $1,426 bill from a lawyer investigating herself and another board member. … Continue reading

Death Notices: Arlee Bunn
Death Notices

Death Notices: Arlee Bunn

Thursday, June 25, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Service times for Arlee Bunn, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of many in Maywood and communities beyond it, are as follows: Visitation || Friday, June 26 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. || Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 West Cermak Rd., Forest Park, IL 60130 (entrance is on Desplaines Ave.) || 708-442-8500 … Continue reading

In Remembrance of Bettye Rivers — Maywood Royalty
Community Notebook / Letters

In Remembrance of Bettye Rivers — Maywood Royalty

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 || Originally Published: Maywood Matters || By Rhonda Sherrod, J.D., Ph.D. Proverbs 31:26  (KJV): She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. “We were there, because so many parents weren’t.” Grady Rivers, Sr., Boston Globe, October 1, 2006 They were always “there.” This is a tribute to … Continue reading