Former Panther Standout Jamaal Payton Savoring Chance to Shine

Jamaal Payton during a recent practice for the NIU Huskies. | Photo by niuhuskies.com.  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Proviso West standout Jamaal Payton is savoring the opportunity to prove himself this Saturday, when he’ll start at middle linebacker for the Northern Illinois University Huskies in their season opener against Wyoming, according to DeKalb’s Daily Chronicle. Payton, a senior, had been … Continue reading Former Panther Standout Jamaal Payton Savoring Chance to Shine

A Golden Apple Teaching Scholar Hones Skills in Maywood’s Quinn Center

Jamal Murphy, right, completed his Golden Apple Scholars training at Quinn Community Center in Maywood over the summer. The program college students who aspire to be teachers with communities of need. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Monday, August 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Jamal Murphy, who attends Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, hopes one day to inspire his students the way his 5th-grade … Continue reading A Golden Apple Teaching Scholar Hones Skills in Maywood’s Quinn Center

85-Year-Old Maywood Native, Korean War Vet Finally Gets His Diploma | Former Pirate’s Film To Make TV Debut

Robert “Gus” Trantham, 85, finally walked across the stage to receive his diploma, 63 years after completing his bachelor’s degree. Below: Trantham’s year book photo. | Courtesy Northern Illinois University   Friday, May 20, 2016 || By Michael Romain  In 1952, a young Robert “Gus” Trantham was poised to graduate from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s in education when he was abruptly called to … Continue reading 85-Year-Old Maywood Native, Korean War Vet Finally Gets His Diploma | Former Pirate’s Film To Make TV Debut