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Sun-Times: A Maywood Drug Dealer’s Arrest Led Feds To ‘El Chapo’

Friday, January 26, 2018|| By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Christopher Baines, left, and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. 

According to a Chicago Sun-Times report published Jan. 28, the arrest of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán Loera — one of the biggest drug kingpins in modern history and one of the world’s most wanted men — was sparked roughly a decade ago, when a Maywood man sold some drugs to an informant.

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How Segregated Is Your School District? A Vox Article Seeks To Show You

Tuesday, January 24, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Vox reported earlier this month on a series of recent studies that find most school districts draw attendance zones that “are gerrymandered to put white students in classrooms that are even whiter than the communities they live in. The result, they say, is that schools today are re-segregating.

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Report: Proviso School Districts Among Top Destinations For CPS Transfers

Thursday, January 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, “Chicago’s public schools lost more than 52,000 black students. Now, the school district, which was majority black for half a century, is on pace to become majority Latino.”

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Tribune Explores Maywood’s, Minority Suburb’s Sky-high Water Rates

Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A two-part Chicago Tribune investigative piece, published online Oct. 25, reports that majority-minority suburbs with relatively high concentrations of low-income residents, pay more for water service (and for fees related to maintenance and reconnections) than some of the wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs in the country.

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Man Arrested After Leading Bellwood Police on Car Chase After Oct. 7 Shooting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

On Oct. 7, Bellwood police arrested a man who allegedly led them on a chase during a shooting investigation, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The man eventually crashed on the I-290 Mannheim Road eastbound ramp.

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Ex-Cop Who Stole Drugs From Dealers in Maywood, Other Areas, Arrested After 15 Years as Fugitive

Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Eddie C. Hicks, 68, who was arrested on Sept. 19 after 14 years on the run. | FBI 

Eddie Hicks_FrontalEddie C. Hicks, a former sergeant with the Chicago Police Department, was arrested in Detroit on Sept. 19 after an international manhunt that lasted for 14 years, according to the FBI.

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Bellwood Library Board Hires New Lawyer

Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

During a Sept. 12 regular meeting, Bellwood Public Library board members voted 5 to 1 to replace the Homewood-based Stuttley Group with Schaumburg-based attorney Dalal Jarad as their legal representation. Board member Mary Clements voted against the measure.

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