Sen. Lightford-Sponsored Bill Addressing Racial Disparities in School Suspensions Becomes Law (Data Inside)
Education / Government

Sen. Lightford-Sponsored Bill Addressing Racial Disparities in School Suspensions Becomes Law (Data Inside)

Monday, August 31, 2015 || By MIchael Romain  A bill sponsored by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) (pictured left) designed to help eliminate the racial disparities in school discipline outcomes in the state was signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Mon. August 24. The bill passed the General Assembly with bipartisan approval in late … Continue reading

Businessman Kyle FitzGerald Elected Director of Maywood Bataan Day Organization Ahead of Annual Memorial Service
Community Notebook / Events / Noted

Businessman Kyle FitzGerald Elected Director of Maywood Bataan Day Organization Ahead of Annual Memorial Service

Kyle FitzGerald (pictured outside of ReUse Depot at an event last year with black jacket, second from left in back row), was recently elected the Maywood Bataan Day Organization’s director-at-large. The MBDO’s annual Bataan Day Memorial Service will be held Sun. September 13, 2015. File photo.  Monday, August 31, 2015 || By Michael Romain Ahead … Continue reading

Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum Makes Documentary Film About Chicago High School
Arts & Culture / Noted

Maywood Native, Proviso East Alum Makes Documentary Film About Chicago High School

Derek Grace speaks about his film “College Week,” during a screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago on Sun. August 30. Igor Studenkov/Wednesday Journal. Monday, August 31, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || By Igor Studenkov  Filmmaker Derek Grace, who produced the award-winning film “Pirate Pride,” about the rich basketball … Continue reading

“This Is What Our Officers Deal With,” Says Maywood Police Chief to Board About BB Gun
Board Meetings / Crime / Policing

“This Is What Our Officers Deal With,” Says Maywood Police Chief to Board About BB Gun

A BB gun that looks like the real thing is passed around during an August 12 LLOC meeting in Maywood. Below, trustees gawk at the gun while handing it to colleagues. Photos: Michael Romain. Friday, August 28, 2015 || By Michael Romain  “I just want to show you what the police department is exposed to,” … Continue reading

JOBS: Chipotle Hiring Blitz to Fill 4K Jobs at 200 Stores; Newspaper Looking for Part-Time Business Manager
Jobs

JOBS: Chipotle Hiring Blitz to Fill 4K Jobs at 200 Stores; Newspaper Looking for Part-Time Business Manager

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  CHIPOTLE HIRING 4,000 WORKERS  CHICAGO (WLS) — Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a national career day to fill 4,000 jobs, the fast-food chain announced Monday on its website. The one-day hiring blitz is set for September 9. Chipotle plans on opening about 200 new stores in the … Continue reading

In Maywood, a Sunday Basketball Tournament Becomes Prelude to a Renaissance
Community Notebook / Sports

In Maywood, a Sunday Basketball Tournament Becomes Prelude to a Renaissance

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On a recent Sunday afternoon in Maywood, Captain Denard Wade, Sr., a Maywood fireman, stood on a basketball court at Connor Heise Park, at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Washington Blvd. “I remember winning a championship back in ’84 on this center court right here,” Wade … Continue reading