Rash of Burglaries Has Maywood Homeowners on Edge; Police Catch One Burglar — A United Airlines Pilot; Nat’l Night Out Aug. 4
Crime / Policing

Rash of Burglaries Has Maywood Homeowners on Edge; Police Catch One Burglar — A United Airlines Pilot; Nat’l Night Out Aug. 4

Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  According to various citizen complaints, there has been a rash of burglaries in Maywood. One resident said that two happened on North 2nd Avenue the night of July 28 alone. Today, Maywood police announced that they apprehended a suspect on Mon. July 27 during a possible home … Continue reading

At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service
Community Notebook / Noted

At Quinn Center, A Summer Celebration of Community and Service

Participants in Quinn Community Center’s fourth-annual summer camp during a feast, held July 24, in the St. Eulalia parking lot to mark the camp’s end. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On an evening in June 24, several hundred people gathered in the parking lot of St. Eulalia Parish, 1851 S. … Continue reading

Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities
Fiscally Speaking / Government

Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities

Cynthia Brown (far left) with children who attend her Little People Christian Daycare summer camp. (Below left): Faith Arnold speaks about her experiences during a community teach-in on July 30 in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  “We’re here because our communities are being devastated by budget cuts … Continue reading

Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Security Training Moves Forward at Proviso East
Education

Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Security Training Moves Forward at Proviso East

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 || Originally Published: School Board Focus West || 7/28/15 || By Jean Lotus Proviso Township High School District 209 will take a new approach to training security guards next year, Chief Financial Officer Todd Drafall told the school board at the July 14 meeting. The board approved a contract with Conflict Prevention Institute … Continue reading

Rescheduled LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wed. July 29, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Government / Notification

Rescheduled LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wed. July 29, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A rescheduled Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wed. July 29, 2015, 7 PM, at village council chambers, 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items up for discussion: Mayor’s Report 1) Appointment of Theresa L. Kelly to the Maywood Housing Authority Appointment of … Continue reading

Mother of Sandra Bland Finds Strength in Church Family
National News / Religion

Mother of Sandra Bland Finds Strength in Church Family

Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, wipes away tears during her daughter’s burial service Sat. July 25, in Willow Springs. William Camargo/Wednesday Journal.  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || 7/27/15 || By Michael Romain  The day after burying her daughter, Sandra Bland, in a Willow Springs cemetery, Geneva Reed-Veal … Continue reading