Saturday, August 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain | EDITORIAL || @maywoodnews
The Aug. 20 Maywood Board of Trustees meeting was more sobering than usual — somber even. To say that the village government majors in the minors would be an insult to minor leagues everywhere.
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Sunday, April 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
In its April 13 issue, the Wall Street Journal profiles Herriman, Utah — a suburb of roughly 35,000 people. Six high school students from Herriman died by suicide between June 2017 and May 2018.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A screenshot of a page from a typical Maywood budget document. Compare Maywood’s budget presentation to nearby towns like Oak Park and River Forest.
The Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, where village officials heard just a fraction of the collective heartache felt by residents, just reinforces the need for the village to inject long-term strategy, values, goals and expectations into the budget-making process.
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