Sunday, May 19, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3:57 p.m.
Featured image: Kisha Stansberry is comforted by PAEC Assistant Principle Thomas Newton during the school’s graduation ceremony last week. Stansberry’s son, Isiah, was due to be at the commencement, but was killed on March 12. | Shanel Romain
Kisha Stansberry, 39, can’t remember the face of her oldest son, 19-year-old Isiah K. Scott, as he lay in his coffin. Scott was fatally shot on March 12, outside of Family Dollar, located in the 1000 block of South Madison St. in Maywood.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Marian Hatcher, who went from living on the streets to crafting policy on Capitol Hill. | Submitted photo
The last time Maui Jones saw his mother he had a gun to his head.
Jones, then-18 and living in River Forest, came downstairs to ask his mom for a ride to his first acting gig. When he reached the basement, he saw his mom, Marian Hatcher, hopped up on drugs.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Chris Ross, who says he was saved by a caring community member. | Submitted photo
Four years ago, Chris Ross weighed 70 pounds and was living in a rat-infested abandoned building in Maywood, where he used heroin and crack cocaine and panhandled and stole to support his addiction.
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