Former Panther Standout Jamaal Payton Savoring Chance to Shine
Noted / Sports

Former Panther Standout Jamaal Payton Savoring Chance to Shine

Jamaal Payton during a recent practice for the NIU Huskies. | Photo by niuhuskies.com.  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Proviso West standout Jamaal Payton is savoring the opportunity to prove himself this Saturday, when he’ll start at middle linebacker for the Northern Illinois University Huskies in their season opener against Wyoming, … Continue reading

Melrose Parker Makes Ballot in Run for U.S. Senate
Elections / Politics / Township News

Melrose Parker Makes Ballot in Run for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Melrose Park resident Kenton McMillen will be on the ballot on Nov. 8 as one of four candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by incumbent Mark Kirk (R), according to an Aug. 29 report by the Chicago Tribune’s Morning Spin. In addition to Kirk, McMillen … Continue reading

Woman Sets Self on Fire Inside Danny K. Davis’s Offices
Breaking News / Emergencies / Government

Woman Sets Self on Fire Inside Danny K. Davis’s Offices

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A woman is in stable condition after she reportedly set herself on fire inside of the congressional offices of U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement released by Davis’s office, at around 3:15 p.m., the woman entered the offices at … Continue reading

In Bellwood, Lightford Blasts Rauner’s Veto of Childcare Bill
Economy / Government

In Bellwood, Lightford Blasts Rauner’s Veto of Childcare Bill

State Sen. Kimberly Lightford with childcare providers and parents during a press conference on Monday outside of Sun Children Day Care in Bellwood. | Provided Monday, August 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews State Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) hosted a press conference outside of Sun Children Day Care, 3903 Adams St. in Bellwood, today to … Continue reading

A Golden Apple Teaching Scholar Hones Skills in Maywood’s Quinn Center
Community Notebook / Education / Noted

A Golden Apple Teaching Scholar Hones Skills in Maywood’s Quinn Center

Jamal Murphy, right, completed his Golden Apple Scholars training at Quinn Community Center in Maywood over the summer. The program college students who aspire to be teachers with communities of need. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Monday, August 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Jamal Murphy, who attends Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, hopes … Continue reading