District 209 School Board Campaign Shows Lots of Outside Cash, Stark Funding Disparities
Education / Elections / Politics

District 209 School Board Campaign Shows Lots of Outside Cash, Stark Funding Disparities

March 14, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel for Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews The latest available campaign finance disclosures for a pair of political action committees backing competing slates in the upcoming April 4 Proviso District 209 school board election show a wide gap in funding and, for one slate, thousands of dollars from groups … Continue reading

Broadview Mayoral Candidate Endorsed by Political Heavyweights
Breaking News / Politics

Broadview Mayoral Candidate Endorsed by Political Heavyweights

Thursday, March 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Yesterday, Katrina Thompson, who is running for mayor with the Broadview People’s Party, that she has landed the endorsements of Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th), state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough and current Broadview … Continue reading

Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor
Interviews / Politics / Township News

Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor

Thursday, March 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Andre Harvey, Bellwood’s director of public safety, is poised to become the village’s first African-American mayor on April 4. Bellwood’s current mayor, Frank Pasquale, 79, is retiring after 16 years in the position. Harvey, who is running unopposed, is Pasquale’s handpicked successor. During an interview … Continue reading

Proviso Together Slate Pitches Inclusion, Balance on D209 Board
Education / Politics

Proviso Together Slate Pitches Inclusion, Balance on D209 Board

The four candidates running on the Proviso Together slate. | Screenshot from Proviso Together’s website Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel for Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews Four school board candidates made their election pitches to about a dozen Hillside residents at the Hillside Public Library, Feb. 25, hoping to drum up support … Continue reading

Candidates for April 2017 Election Released by County Clerk — See Who’s on the Ballot
Government / Notification / Politics

Candidates for April 2017 Election Released by County Clerk — See Who’s on the Ballot

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Political Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11:30 p.m. The following is a list released by the Cook County Clerk’s Office of candidates running for positions in the upcoming April 4 municipal elections. The positions are from Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, Melrose Park and Stone Park. Note that you don’t have to vote … Continue reading

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump
History / Noted / Politics

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump

Bill Hampton, the brother of Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of his mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White, who were the children of slaves. | William Camarg/Wednesday Journa || Below left, former Black Panther Billy Dunbar, middle, speaks with members of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club last Thursday. | … Continue reading