Candidates React to Last Night’s Election Results on Facebook
Elections / Politics

Candidates React to Last Night’s Election Results on Facebook

Trustee Henderson Yarbrough concedes to incumbent Mayor Edwenna Perkins on April 4. Perkins garnered 44 percent of the vote while Yarbrough garnered around 28 percent in a four-person race for mayor. | Mayor Edwenna Perkins/Facebook  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Some candidates running for numerous seats on village boards in … Continue reading

Proviso Together Slate Sweeps D209 Board Race, Board President Ousted
Education / Politics

Proviso Together Slate Sweeps D209 Board Race, Board President Ousted

A crowd of jubilant Proviso Together supporters gathers at McGaffer’s Saloon in Forest Park on April 4. | William Camargo/Staff Tuesday, April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews In one night, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board lost three incumbents and gained a super-majority with the election of Amanda Grant, Samuel … Continue reading

Bellwood D88 Gains Three New Board Members, Board President Wins Reelection
Education / Politics

Bellwood D88 Gains Three New Board Members, Board President Wins Reelection

April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12:46 p.m.  Bellwood District 88 gained three new board seats on April 4 when residents elected Dorothy C. Smith, Deborah L. Giles and Maria D. Perez of the Bellwood Dream Team party. Board President Marilyn A. Thurman won her bid for reelection. The new board … 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

A Brief Conversation With Broadview Mayoral Candidate Maxine Johnson
Politics

A Brief Conversation With Broadview Mayoral Candidate Maxine Johnson

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On Wednesday, I had a phone conversation with Maxine Johnson, who is running for Mayor of Broadview in the April 4, 2017 election. Johnson, 57, is running atop the Independent Democrats of Broadview Party slate, which includes candidate for clerk, Debra Gillespie, and trustee candidates, Sandra … Continue reading