Category: Lives

Quantrell Priest: Maywood Native And 3-Time Marathon Runner

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Quantrell Priest after completing the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. | Courtesy Chris Smith/Facebook 

Galen Rupp, last year’s winner whose father grew up in Maywood, missed the mark this year at the 41st Bank of Chicago Marathon.

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Village People: Princess Lang, 16, Is A Triple Threat Maywoodian

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10/3/18

Featured image: Princess Lang, a 16-year-old Maywood resident, can sing, dance and act. | Chicago Academy for the Arts 

Princess Isis Z. Lang’s parents, Terrence and Kisha Lang, must have known what they were doing when they named her, says the 16-year-old.

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Village People: Gabriel Lara On The Power Of Worker Ownership

Saturday, September 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Gabriel Lara, right, on Sept. 5 at the Proviso Giving Garden. | VFP 

According to a recent New York Times article, “In recent decades, the nation’s tremendous economic growth has not led to broad social uplift. Economists call it the “productivity-pay gap” — the fact that over the last 40 years, the economy has expanded and corporate profits have risen, but real wages have remained flat for workers without a college education.

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