Some Residents Welcome YMCA With Chilly Caution Amid Confusion, Misinformation
Community Development / Features / Maywood Politics

Some Residents Welcome YMCA With Chilly Caution Amid Confusion, Misinformation

By Michael Romain At Wednesday’s Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, David Parsons, the chief operating officer for the West Cook YMCA, hobbled to the podium on crutches. He was here to present an update on his organization’s progress in operating the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center since last speaking with the Board. Flanking him … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Former Mayor Henderson Yarbrough on What Happened, What You May Not Know and What Few [Probably] Dared to Ask
Features / Interviews / Maywood Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Former Mayor Henderson Yarbrough on What Happened, What You May Not Know and What Few [Probably] Dared to Ask

By Michael Romain After Mayor Perkins’s swearing-in on Tuesday, and after witnessing the jubilant fete thrown by her supporters at the 200 Building, I walked the short distance down the street to Mariella’s, where the Maywood United Party was situated. When I walked in, the place was letting out. I saw a woman I recognized … Continue reading