In Maywood, Sen. Durbin, Loyola Unite Against Gun Violence As Community Searches For Answers

Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks about gun violence and its socioeconomic roots during a visit to the Maywood Park District on Aug. 7. | Proviso Partners for Health

Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.

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Triton to Hold Info Sessions for Former ITT Tech Students

An ITT Technical Institute campus in Canton, Michigan. | Wikipedia Monday, September 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  ITT Technical Institute, the for-profit college that operates more than 130 campuses across the country, four of them in Illinois — Arlington Heights, Oak Brook, Orland Park and Springfield — announced last week that it would “cease operations” after the federal government denied federal financial aid for … Continue reading Triton to Hold Info Sessions for Former ITT Tech Students

2014 Election Postmortem — Sights and Sounds

Jesse Jackson during last night’s election watch party at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. Last night, Jackson described Republican politics as “extremist” and Proviso Township Democrats said Rauner was out-of-touch during the run-up to the Republican’s election victory. Bishop Claude Porter explained why some of his clergy colleagues nonetheless endorsed Rauner and other Republicans this election cycle. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free … Continue reading 2014 Election Postmortem — Sights and Sounds