Friday, February 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Michael H. Jones | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office
A Maywood man was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison on Feb. 15 after he pleaded guilty to “two counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a street gang member,” according to the Chicago Tribune and multiple other media outlets.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Brenda Windmon, 48, still has a photo of her 14-year-old brother, Michael Jones, which was snapped as he lay in the hospital near death and recently removed from surgery, his head swaddled in gauze the color of staunched blood, his face obscured by tape and tubes.
Continue reading “‘Why Would Someone Kill a 14-year-old Boy?’ Residents Wonder at Vigil”
Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A photo of Michael Jones that was on the teen’s obituary.
Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS), a local support group for grieving parents who have lost children to violence, is planning a vigil for slain 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones, who was fatally shot multiple times on Aug. 30 while walking in Maywood.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature image: Michael Jones, 14, who was murdered in Maywood last month. | Photo from Jones’ obituary
After 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones was fatally shot on the afternoon of Aug. 30 while walking in the 600 block of 11th Ave. in Maywood, many community members were perplexed.
Continue reading “Murder of ‘Gentle Giant’ Shocks A Community Now Searching for Answers”