‘This Is A Community Crisis’

Sunday, April 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Rajeska Jackson (pictured with microphone) addresses students and community members during a meeting on April 7 at Proviso East that was designed to brainstorm ways of preventing another student’s suicide.

Residents in and around Proviso Township are grappling for solutions after yet another 15-year-old Proviso East student from Maywood died by suicide — the third 15-year-old East student from Maywood to die by suicide in less than six months.

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Photo Essay: A Prom Dress Giveaway in Maywood

Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Sebastian Hidalgo || @maywoodnews  Nail technician and Proviso East alum Marie Dennis, 49, stood in awe at 17-year-old Jada Harris, who attends Jones College Prep on Chicago’s South Side. “This is my dress, y’all,” Dennis said, during an April 2 prom dress giveaway at Quinn Community Center, 1945 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood. “She’s going … Continue reading Photo Essay: A Prom Dress Giveaway in Maywood

Group to Give Away Free Prom Dresses, Suits, Hair Styles This Sunday

Kandyn Hatley, 18, gets glammed up before going to prom last year in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. This Sunday, the Proviso Township Glam Squad is giving away free prom dresses, suits, hair cuts, hair-styling sessions and nail tech sessions. Below, one of the prom dresses that the Glam Squad has given away already. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | Proviso Township Glam Squad/Facebook Wednesday, March 29, 2017 … Continue reading Group to Give Away Free Prom Dresses, Suits, Hair Styles This Sunday