Maywood trustee candidates pledge focus on parks, safety

Lack of attention to Spanish-speaking residents raised concerns March 29, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez Maywood residents turned out March 23 as candidates for village trustee were asked to make commitments by The Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leaderships (CSPL), a grassroot coalition working to address issues in the community through the transformation of racial, economic, social and environmental […]

D209 candidates asked to focus on violence, language equity

Inadequate support for student mental health also discussed March 29, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez Proviso District 209 school board candidates were asked to commit on issues that have raised concerns locally around education during the March 23 Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership meeting. Those topics included youth mental health, language equity and inclusion, as well as school […]

James hopes to help restore pride in District 209

D209 Together slate member seeks better relationship between district and teachers March 29, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez The April 4 Consolidated Election is nearing, and the race for three open seats on the Proviso Township High School District 209 school board is highly contested. With eight candidates vying for the seats, the D209 Together slate is hoping to […]

Westchester president candidate Galandak wants ‘reactive leadership’ to end

Galandak says he will work to ensure Westchester ‘uses money wisely’ March 29, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez David Galandak, 65, is running to be Westchester’s next village president in a contested race against six other candidates who will have to make crucial decisions regarding the relocation of the village hall.  Village Free Press was unable to reach Galandak […]

D209 Scholarship helps deserving Proviso seniors

Deadline for scholarship applications is April 8 March 29, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez Students across the Proviso Township High School District 209 still have time to submit their applications for two scholarships available through the 209 Scholarship nonprofit organization for their chance to receive financial assistance as they pursue their education.  “This year we really want to make […]

Proviso United wants you to vote ‘HBO’ in D209 election

Candidates express frustration over allocation of district funds March 29, 2023 ||  By Amaris E. Rodriguez Candidates for the Proviso Township District 209 school board election are making the most of the campaign’s final days as the April 4 election draws near. With eight candidates running for three open seats, the Proviso 209 United slate composed of Sandra Hixson, Jennifer […]