Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain

Sunday, February 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain & Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews According to a recent study by LendEDU, which describes itself as “a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance,” 70 percent of college graduates who live in the 7th Congressional District — which covers all or parts of Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview and Melrose Park — leave school with debt. The average … Continue reading Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain

Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor

Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) has drafted legislation to name Interstate 55 the Barack Obama Expressway. A portion of I-55, from Lakeshore Drive to the Tri-State Tollway, is named after former Illinois Governor and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. The remaining 270-mile stretch of roadway from the Tri-State to East St. Louis … Continue reading Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor

Maywood Religious Leader Gives Statehouse Prayer | Welch Says IL Should Be Welcoming State, Passes ‘Zombie’ Bill | Lighford Minimum Wage Proposal Hits Snag

Maywood Bishop Willie J. Chambliss opens the Illinois House of Representatives in prayer on Feb. 9.  Below, Chambliss with state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) | Photo courtesy: Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch/Facebook Thursday, February 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bishop Willie J. Chambliss, the founder of Miracle Revival Center in Maywood, delivered the opening prayer for the Illinois House of Representatives on … Continue reading Maywood Religious Leader Gives Statehouse Prayer | Welch Says IL Should Be Welcoming State, Passes ‘Zombie’ Bill | Lighford Minimum Wage Proposal Hits Snag