Category: Op-Ed

Letters: Proviso Youth Go To Washington D.C., Return With Solutions

Sunday, May 13, 2018 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews 

In March, the Maywood Youth Delegation made their way to the National League of Cities Conference in Washington D.C. to continue the ongoing search for resources for the village and aspiring our young politicians to be the voices of the people.

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The Fight For Workers’ Rights Continues 132 Years Later

Monday, April 30, 2018 || By Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) | Submitted 

Today marks an important occasion for working families – International Workers’ Day. It’s a particularly special day here in Chicago because the commemoration began after the Haymarket Affair in 1886 with the fight for the eight-hour workday.

What has been a prophetic date for celebrating the rights of workers has also become a painful reminder that we still have so much work to do to protect workers 132 years later.

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On Maywood, Wakanda And The Meaning Of Progress

Monday, April 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

I sat in the movie theater transfixed. Here was a cast and a film crew producing a blockbuster movie featuring African Americans. Here was a technological utopia built and peopled by blacks. Here were complicated villains and heroes.

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Diamond On The Bluff

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 || By Jill Wagner/Forest Park Review || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East freshman-sophomore team play in their season opener over the weekend. | Jill Wagner 

Learning about another family planning to move out of Forest Park this summer, my friend recently said, “you have to be tough to be a Forest Parker.”

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Hampton’s Death Was A Turning Point

Sunday, March 11, 2018 || By John Rice/Forest Park Review || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A mural of Fred Hampton on Chicago’s West Side. | Flickr

This is part two of a series on the racial tensions at Proviso East during the 1960s as recalled by Doug Deuchler, an Oak Park resident who taught in District 209 and later became a librarian at Proviso West.  

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Eyewitness To 1960s Racial Fissure At Proviso East

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 || By John Rice/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Doug Deuchler. | Wednesday Journal file 

(Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part column)

I’m proud that the Forest Park Review has been in print for 100 years but there’s an era in the paper’s history that doesn’t make me proud.

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