Maywood Family of 7, Displaced by Fire, Looking to Rebuild from the Wreckage

Photos of the aftermath of an April 17 electrical fire that engulfed the home of Virgil and Patricia Crawford, located on the 800 block of South 17th Avenue. | Photos courtesy of the Crawfords || Below: Virgil Crawford, a full-time community organizer, in the field in Maywood in 2013. | File photo || Click on any image above to enlarge Wednesday, April 27, 2016 || … Continue reading Maywood Family of 7, Displaced by Fire, Looking to Rebuild from the Wreckage

Protest at Ferrara Candy: Activists Claim Company Discriminates Against, Mistreats Minority Temp Workers

Protesters gather outside of Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Forest Park. Photos by Michael Romain. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Trick or treat: Community activists plan to boycott Ferrara Candy Co. until the company treats its workers better FOREST PARK || Charles Perry, the director of community organizing for the Westside Health Authority (WHA) based in … Continue reading Protest at Ferrara Candy: Activists Claim Company Discriminates Against, Mistreats Minority Temp Workers

Teen Sexually Assaulted Last Friday Had Missed Ride From Homecoming Dance in City, NBC 5 Reports

A screenshot of the NBC 5 report on Friday’s assault.  Thursday, October 9, 2014 || Originally Published NBC 5 Chicago || Wednesday, October 8, 2014 || Natalie Martinez A teen was sexually assaulted Friday night in a forest preserve in the western suburbs, near Maywood and Forest Park. The victim was at a homecoming dance in Chicago and was walking home from the train after missing a … Continue reading Teen Sexually Assaulted Last Friday Had Missed Ride From Homecoming Dance in City, NBC 5 Reports