Op-Ed: Fighting for Our Safety
Op-Ed

Op-Ed: Fighting for Our Safety

Mourners carry out the casket of a woman who was shot to death in Chicago last year. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Tuesday, May 23, 2017 || By State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) || OPINION || @maywoodnews Over the past several years we have seen an increase in violence throughout our neighborhoods and streets. So … Continue reading

Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations
Op-Ed / Religion

Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations

People worshipping during a 1-year anniversary service of Empowerment Church in March. | Below, Empowerment’s pastor, Rev. Teddy Matthews, preaches during service. || Shanel Romain/VFP Sunday, April 30, 2017 || By Rev. Teddy Matthews || @maywoodnews Starting a church is no easy task. In the beginning, we had no members, no facility, no budget. What … Continue reading

Op-Ed: Why I Support the Bellwood Education Dream Team
Education / Government / Op-Ed / Politics

Op-Ed: Why I Support the Bellwood Education Dream Team

Sunday, April 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:02 p.m.  To start, this isn’t a formal endorsement from the Village Free Press, which doesn’t endorse candidates. But because I’m this outlet’s publisher, I understand if anyone might disregard that proviso as meaningless and consider this an endorsement by another name. So … Continue reading