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‘You are being lynched,’ board member says to Henderson

                The reign of the ‘Henderson Five’ seems to have ended  May 31, 2023 | By Amaris E. Rodriguez Audible gasps and murmurs came from the audience in attendance at the May 16 board of education meeting for Proviso Township High School District 209 as previous board president Arbdella Patterson told Supt. James […]

Advocates continue to push for trail path extensions

Local advocates, engineers and public officials provide status on proposed extensions through Chicago region May 30, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez Last Wednesday, the non-profit advocacy organization Active Transportation Alliance hosted a webinar to update residents and other interested parties on the status of several proposed extensions of the Des Plaines River Trails. If completed, these extensions would create […]

Through crafts, nonprofit honors fallen military and veterans

Help Heal Veterans held a vigil in Maywood ahead of Memorial Day May 30, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez On May 19, veterans, their loved ones and civilians joined a community crafts event to honor service members and veterans fallen in battle or to suicide. “For those of us who have served, Memorial Day is a sacred day, a […]

As need increases, Westchester Food Pantry helps local families

Residents are encouraged to donate, volunteer and shop in their annual fundraiser  May 23, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez More families and individuals are relying on the Westchester Food Pantry, 1938 S. Mannheim Road, to get food and essential supplies for their households. Not only has the number of families who visit the pantry increased, so has the number […]

Lightford expands support for student mental health

A bill passed Friday recommends schools measure students’ exposure to trauma May 23, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez A bill that passed the Illinois Senate on Friday aims to improve trauma-responsive practices in Illinois schools. The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, State Rep. Emanuel Welch and State Rep. Camille Lilly, among other state representatives, recommends the […]

Grand reopening ceremony at Broadview Public Library

Residents celebrated the reopening of lower level, which flooded in 2021 May 22, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez On Saturday, the Broadview Public Library, 2226 S. 16th Ave., reopened the doors to its renovated lower level in a celebration that gathered hundreds of residents, library administrators and Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson. While the library’s renovation was completed in 2020, […]

‘So you want to be a foster parent?’ Picnic was a primer

Child welfare agencies in need of loving foster families May 22, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez Those who have ever considered being a foster parent were welcomed to attend an informational picnic last weekend to learn more about taking the next step and being a welcoming, loving family for kids in need. The event took place in Thatcher Woods […]

Alternative school planned for 30-acre St. Joseph campus

Westchester had hopes for tax-paying development May 22, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez The former St. Joseph High School campus in Westchester has been purchased for $8 million, with plans for it to be the home of an alternative school run by West40, a state funded entity which is an intermediary between the state board of education and 38 […]

Harmon outlines process for selecting Johnson’s successor on county board

Applications due May 31, selection date to be determined May 18, 2023 || By Igor Studenkov Illinois Senate President Don Harmon (D-39th), who also serves as the Oak Park Township committeeperson, announced the process for filling Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s seat on the Cook County Board. Prior to his election as Chicago mayor in April, Johnson was the commissioner for […]

A glimpse into the past in historic Maywood home

Residents gather for annual Civil War Living History event at the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows May 16, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez On Saturday, May 13, Maywood residents were transported to the past at the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, 224 N. 1st Ave., Maywood. For another year, the village’s historic preservation committee and Friends of the Maywood […]

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