Vigil Planned Sept. 30 for Teen Murdered in Maywood

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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A Sisterhood of Grieving Mothers Shares Survival Stories

Phyllis Duncan, founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons, speaks during the first meeting of the organization’s Grief and Wellness Support Group on Saturday at the Maywood Public Library.  Saturday, October 8, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Devin Stokes, 18, was bound for Northeastern Illinois University on a full academic scholarship in August 2008. By the summer’s end, he would’ve been in a dorm had … Continue reading A Sisterhood of Grieving Mothers Shares Survival Stories

Local Groups Hold ‘Drive By for Peace’ in Maywood

Phyllis Duncan, founder of Mother of Murdered Sons (MOMS), encourages motorists to “Honk For Peace” Saturday at a violence awareness/back-to-school event in Maywood. Below, Awnterra Taylor, 19, of Chicago, holds up a peace sign. | David Pollard Sunday, August 28, 2016 || By David Pollard || @maywoodnews Car horns were blaring at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Madison Street on Saturday — and they weren’t coming … Continue reading Local Groups Hold ‘Drive By for Peace’ in Maywood