Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith
Education / Lives / Religion

Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith

Shantal Cole during her May 7 graduation from Dominican University in River Forest. | Below, Cole performing her poem at the college’s traditional Candle & Rose ceremony held May 6. || Photos provided  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On May 6, a day before she graduated from Dominican University in River … Continue reading

Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part II)
Lifestyle / Lives

Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part II)

Joshua Bell-Bey, inside of his Forest Park home, prepares to go to prom. | Sebastian Hidalgo (See more below). Thursday, May 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Last month, the Village Free Press, with the key sponsorship of the Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood Chambers of Commerce, hosted an essay contest. We urged those … Continue reading

Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free
Arts & Culture / Lifestyle / Lives

Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free

Maywood native and fashion designer Cassie Dodd wears a gown she created. Below, she poses with models donning her clothing line, which includes gowns she’s designed for prom. | Submitted photos  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Cassie Dodd, a Maywood native, actress and full-time fashion designer, recently hosted a show … Continue reading

Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part I)
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Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part I)

Dominique Wallace prepares for prom at her brother’s home in Broadview, where her sister-in-law, Kayla Boddy, made her up for the night. See more of Boddy’s work here. | Sebastian Hidalgo  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || Photos by Sebastian Hidalgo & Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews Dominique Wallace, a senior track star … Continue reading