Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Doc Rivers | NBA.com
Maywood native, forever Pirate and current LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn’t shy about expressing his opinion, so it shouldn’t surprise many that he’d wade in on the protest demonstrations sweeping the nation, particularly in the wake of President Donald Trump’s comments criticizing NFL players.
Continue reading “Village People: Doc to Donald Trump — ‘Do Your Job’”
Saturday, October 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Proviso East varsity football team kneels during the National Anthem on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | Photo submitted
The entire Proviso East High School varsity football team and coaching staff joined with demonstrators across the country on Saturday when they knelt during the National Anthem before their homecoming game against the visiting Proviso West Panthers.
Continue reading “Proviso East Football Team Takes a Knee; ‘We want to do what’s right,’ Coach Says”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Dr. Mark Kuczewski, a Stritch medical professor, in his office. | Alexa Rogals/ Wednesday Journal
A local professor has put a medical school located in Maywood on the front lines of the national controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.
Continue reading “How Loyola’s Medical School in Maywood Became a Sanctuary for DACA Recipients”
Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Community members at a Sept. 8 informational meeting at PASO-West Suburban Action Project in Melrose Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal
President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy implemented in 2012 by President Barack Obama, has many community members in Proviso Township worried, anxious and preparing to push back.
Continue reading “After DACA’s End, A Fresh Round of Anxiety”
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
A Proviso Math and Science Academy teacher has apologized for a Facebook post in which he said undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children should “go back.” The post ignited a furious response from current and former students at the Forest Park school.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Demonstrators during the Sept. 5 protests in downtown Chicago against Trump’s decision to end DACA. | Paul Goyette
The Sept. 5 decision by President Donald Trump to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) — a program enacted by the administration of former president Barack Obama that shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation — has prompted demonstrations across the country.
Continue reading “PASO to Host DACA Community Meeting in Melrose Park, Sept. 8”
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a town hall meeting he hosted on Aug. 14 at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) gave a dire assessment of a political climate controlled by Republicans and lorded over by President Donald Trump.
“We probably are in the worst position that we’ve been in in a long time,” Davis said, referencing the Democratic Party’s minority status in most statehouses and in Washington, D.C.
Continue reading “In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans”