Three vote margin for Maywood’s final council seat

Race for third seat tight between Williams and Montgomery April 10, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez In a contested race with a low voter turnout (10.47%), the People’s Choice party led the race for three open seats on Maywood’s village board. Out of eight candidates running, incumbent Trustees Isiah Brandon and Miguel Jones from the People’s Choice Party appear […]

Highly contested, McDermott likely winner of Westchester race for president

Very tight race has McDermott leading Jennings and Maldonado  April 10, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez Kevin McDermott, a former District 209 high school board member, is maintaining a lead in the race for Westchester village president. But election results may change as outstanding mail-in ballots are counted and write-in results are announced.  Write-in votes results were not announced […]

Late flip in race for third D209 school board seat

Barbahen passes incumbent Kelly as mail-in ballots are tallied Updated April 11, 2023 || By Amaris E. Rodriguez As of the afternoon of April 10, Jennifer Barbahen has taken a 9-vote lead over incumbent Theresa Kelly for the last seat on the Proviso Township High School District 209 school board, as mail-in ballots continue to come in, shifting the unofficial […]

HBCU Spring Break tour gives students insight into campus life

Local organization helps Proviso Township students pursue college options  April 12, 2023 || By Amaris Rodriguez Students from Proviso Township high schools boarded buses, setting out on a weeklong adventure across the country as they toured historically Black colleges and universities, an opportunity given to them through a local organization serving students from predominantly low-income communities, in hopes of getting […]

Housing Forward breaking ground on Broadview project

Once finished, the nonprofit’s new building will provide supportive housing for up to 22 highly vulnerable people at risk of homelessness April 12, 2023 || By Francia Garcia Hernandez At the end of this month, Housing Forward, the Maywood based nonprofit, will break ground on the development of its first permanent supportive housing building. It will be located at 1014-1020 […]