Vocational charter school proposed for Proviso

Claudia Medina, D209 board member seeking reelection, pushes plan March 8, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correctly state that Minuteman, a vocational high school in Massachusetts, is a public school and not a charter school. We regret the error. In the middle of a run for re-election to District 209’s school board, […]

Over 50 years, Otis Monroe works to empower Black-led transformation

30. Founder of Monroe Foundation fosters Black-led movements March 8, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez Several dozen people listened to community organizer Otis Monroe explain the relief options available for individuals with a conviction or arrest record at an information session Saturday held at the Village of Broadview Chambers. It is one of many initiatives by The Monroe Foundation, […]

Westchester Park District awarded $600,000 in state grant

March 8, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez || The Westchester Park District is among 118 recipients of the 2023 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grants awarded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This year, the state agency is awarding $60 million to help park districts acquire land and develop park facilities and recreation project statewide. A […]