D209 Board Officially Appoints Jesse Rodriguez As New Supt.
Breaking News / Education

D209 Board Officially Appoints Jesse Rodriguez As New Supt.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 || By Proviso Township High Schools District 209 The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jesse Rodriguez as District 209’s next superintendent. Dr. Rodriguez brings 20 years of education experience to the position, having taught high school Spanish and served … Continue reading

Maywood Village Planner Karl Palmquist To Resign, Worsening Maywood’s Talent Drain
Government

Maywood Village Planner Karl Palmquist To Resign, Worsening Maywood’s Talent Drain

Thursday, March 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Karl Palmquist (pictured), the planning and zoning officer for the Village of Maywood, has announced his resignation, according to multiple sources. Palmquist, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was hired in 2014. According to the nonprofit government watchdog group Open the Books, Palmquist’s 2015 salary was … Continue reading

Former Proviso East Pirate Now In NYC Helping Google Diversify
Community Notebook / Education / Noted

Former Proviso East Pirate Now In NYC Helping Google Diversify

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || 3/29/16 || By Matthew Hendrickson  In a photo of Manuel Miravete in high school (see photo left), he is thin and moody looking, wears a black Lollapalooza T-shirt, tucked into his light blue jeans and a set of Converse All-Stars sneakers. His hair is … Continue reading

30 Years Ago, We Pirate Wrestlers Were Kings Of The Mats — Now We’re Kings In Life
Commentary / Community Notebook / History / Noted / Sports

30 Years Ago, We Pirate Wrestlers Were Kings Of The Mats — Now We’re Kings In Life

A team picture of the 1986 Proviso East Pirate varsity wrestling team, which went undefeated and won the the Illinois State Wrestling Championship. | Regi Ratliff Wednesday, March 30, 2016 || By Dr. Regi Ratliff || OPINION  As the final horn sounded on March 3, 1986 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, my … Continue reading

Maywood Fest Could Be Coming Back; Village Wide, Village Pride Plans Underway
Community Development / Events / Noted

Maywood Fest Could Be Coming Back; Village Wide, Village Pride Plans Underway

Maywood Clerk Viola Mims, far left, talks with Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., far right, and Anthony Williams, Chamber of Commerce chairman and owner of Meal of the Day Cafe, during last year’s Village Wide Village Pride event. | File March 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain  At a March 29 meeting held to discuss … Continue reading

Chronicle: Some Cook County Towns Reconsider Video Gambling Ban
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Chronicle: Some Cook County Towns Reconsider Video Gambling Ban

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus State-sponsored video gambling has been legal in Illinois since 2012, but 34 Cook County municipalities have resisted its allure either by opting out of the law, or passing specific ordinances against it, according to the Illinois Gaming Board website. However, some … Continue reading