Tag: Grundy County

Broadview Man Dies In May 14 Crash On I-55

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6:38 p.m.

Featured image: The scene of a May 14 crash that resulted in the death of a Broadview man. | Justin Ritz/WCSJ 

A Broadview man was fatally injured in a multi-vehicle collision on May 14, according to a report by WSPY News.

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VFP Welcomes Nick Samuel — Contributing Reporter

Friday, January 2, 2014 || By Nicholas Samuel

We’re progressing into the new year with the addition of much-needed new talent

Nick SamuelMaywood needs journalists now more than ever to uncover the hidden stories within the community. That’s where I come in. My name is Nick Samuel (pictured left) and I am determined to provide the Village Free Press and Maywood with hard-hitting news.

My skills range from reporting on the government, community and education beats to producing slideshows, videos and news packages.

While reporting for the Morris Daily Herald, I covered the Grundy County Government beat and produced two news stories daily, Tuesday through Saturday. At the Daily Herald, I reported on a variety of topics such as board meetings, county projects, budgets, taxes, bond financing and local events. I also covered the Lombard and Carol Stream areas while reporting for My Suburban Life Newspaper in Downers Grove. There, I covered human interest stories, business openings and anniversaries, board meetings, city projects and more.

As a contributing reporter for the VFP, I would provide Maywood with nothing but the best quality of news in both print and multimedia for different beats such as community news, education, crime and government.

I recently received my Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia, I learned important journalism skills such as covering city hall board meetings, reporting on unsolved homicide cases, producing multimedia packages and writing op-eds and interpretive pieces.

Multimedia is another passion of mine. Capturing the emotion on a mother’s face when she finds out her child’s school will soon close makes more of an impact on the viewer than just reading about it in the paper. I’m a backpack journalist, equipped with my pen, notebook, camera and tripod.

You got a story you want to tell? Send any news tips to my email, nsamuelvfp@gmail.com. I’m ready to see what stories Maywood has to offer. VFP