One Arrested in Melrose Park During Federal Immigration Sweep
National News / Policing

One Arrested in Melrose Park During Federal Immigration Sweep

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a targeted raid last week. | Courtesy Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday, February 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a Feb. 13 report in the Daily Herald, 33 people were arrested during raids conducted this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). More than half of … Continue reading

Activists Reflect on the First Black Presidency that Was
National News / Noted

Activists Reflect on the First Black Presidency that Was

Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. | Wikipedia  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last month, two days before the nation’s first black presidency was set to end, and on the day of Martin Luther King’s birthday, a crowd of roughly 40 people gathered … Continue reading

Breaking: Congressman Says He’s Not Attending Trump Inauguration
Government / National News

Breaking: Congressman Says He’s Not Attending Trump Inauguration

Thursday, January 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) won’t be attending the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to a statement put out by the Congressman’s office today. “After giving serious thought and consideration, I have determined to follow the recommendation of a majority of … Continue reading

In Maywood, Community Leaders Lament President Barack Obama’s Departure
Community Notebook / National News / Noted / Politics

In Maywood, Community Leaders Lament President Barack Obama’s Departure

President Barack Obama delivers his Farewell Address on Jan. 10 in Chicago. | Getty Images/Bloomberg Thursday, January 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On Thursday afternoon, Maywood Park District Commissioner Bill Hampton was still basking in the reflected glow of President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address, delivered two days earlier on Jan. 10 before … Continue reading

A Proviso Grad’s Obama Experience Brings British News Legend from London to Maywood
Lives / National News / Noted

A Proviso Grad’s Obama Experience Brings British News Legend from London to Maywood

Kelauni Cook is interviewed in her home last week by legendary Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow. | Photo courtesy Channel 4 News Saturday, October 22, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Nanette van der Laan, a producer, waited by a rental car that was parked near the 11th Ave. intersection of the Prairie … Continue reading

Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots
National News / Noted / Reading from Around the Web / Sports

Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers with retiring NBA star Kevin Garnett. | NBAE/Getty Images Sunday, September 25, 2016 || By LOCAL NEWS CURATOR || @maywoodnews Maywood native and Proviso East Pirate Doc Rivers has recently lent his voice to the wave of National Anthem protests touched off by San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin … Continue reading