In Maywood, Sen. Durbin, Loyola Unite Against Gun Violence As Community Searches For Answers

Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks about gun violence and its socioeconomic roots during a visit to the Maywood Park District on Aug. 7. | Proviso Partners for Health

Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.

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Maywood Park District Commissioner Censured

Sunday, June 9, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A Maywood Park District meeting on May 14, when Dawn Rone, the park district board president (fourth from left), reprimanded Commissioner Arnettra Barber-Burnside (second from left). | File

A Maywood Park District commissioner was censured earlier this year by her colleagues for allegedly behaving in a manner “unbecoming of an elected official” during an Illinois Association of Park Districts conference in January and reprimanded last month for reportedly violating board policy. The commissioner has denied both claims.

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LETTERS: Positive Politics For The Win

Sunday, March 24, 2019 || LETTERS || OPINIONS || @maywoodnews

I am Alisa Buchmeier and I am asking you to re-elect me for a 2-year term as Maywood Park District Commissioner on April 2. I have been a Maywood resident since 2012 and on the Maywood Park District Commission since being appointed to the late Bill Hampton’s seat last April. I love our home and all the wonderful people we have met because of it. My husband and I, along with our two boys, live in a historic home in the Old Town neighborhood of Maywood.

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