50 Years After King’s Chicago Campaign, Racism Still Burdening Black Suburbs, Say Housing Experts

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King march through Chicago in 1966. | Bernard J. Kleina Friday, August 19, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:05 a.m. “Middle class blacks are being robbed when they live in segregated black neighborhoods,” said Daniel Lauber, an Oak Park housing attorney and its former village planner, at a town hall meeting on integration held there … Continue reading 50 Years After King’s Chicago Campaign, Racism Still Burdening Black Suburbs, Say Housing Experts

After Maywood Improperly Withheld Social Security Money, Police Officers Say Village Slow To Give It Back

Friday, March 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Between 1985 and 1992, the Village of Maywood improperly took social security contributions from the checks of an unverified number of police officers and firefighters even though those municipal employees aren’t covered by social security, various sources and legal documents show. In 2006, according to a memo drafted by Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., the village returned the money … Continue reading After Maywood Improperly Withheld Social Security Money, Police Officers Say Village Slow To Give It Back

MILESTONES: Proviso East Alum, Nebraska Football Star Corey Cooper Awarded Blackshirt; Businessman Anthony Williams Elected New Chairman of Maywood Chamber; Mentoring Nonprof Awarded $1K; More

Nebraska safety Corey Cooper (6) runs off the field in excitement after holding Georgia a second time on fourth down during the final moments of the fourth quarter in the Gator Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Everbank Field. Caption and photo by the Lincoln Journal Star. Saturday, October 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Proviso East Alum Corey Cooper awarded prestigious Blackshirt University of … Continue reading MILESTONES: Proviso East Alum, Nebraska Football Star Corey Cooper Awarded Blackshirt; Businessman Anthony Williams Elected New Chairman of Maywood Chamber; Mentoring Nonprof Awarded $1K; More