Proviso Township, Forest Park to host mental health expo

Organizers hope to connect residents with resources, reduce mental health stigma Wednesday, February 1, 2023|| By Igor Studenkov|| Staff Reporter The Proviso Township Mental Health Commission will work with the village of Forest Park to bring together west suburban mental health and social service providers for a mental health expo tentatively scheduled to take place May 6 at Mohr Community […]

Suit claims department held the children past release dates

Wednesday, January 25, 2023||By Beth Hundsdorfer || Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday was named in a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of children in state care who have been held in juvenile detention centers after a judge ordered their release. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert is a plaintiff in […]

Black LGBTQ workers at Hostess claim discrimination

Upset after union pulled grievance complaint Wednesday, January 25, 2023|| By Ankur Singh|| Contributing Reporter On June 15, 2022, Danyell Wallace went to punch in for her shift at the Hostess factory in the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago. When she walked in for what she thought was a normal shift, she said she was told by a security guard that […]

State preparing further defense of assault weapons ban

Judge found fault with often-used legislative shortcuts Wednesday, January 25, 2023|| By Peter Hancock || Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and legislative leaders said they were disappointed but not surprised by a judge’s decision putting a temporary and limited halt to enforcement of the state’s recently passed assault weapons ban. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the temporary restraining […]

No Injuries In Major Westchester House Fire 

Fire personnel responding to the house fire on Windsor Drive in Westchester Monday night. | Courtesy Westchester Fire Department/Facebook  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 || By Community Editor|| @maywoodnews  Westchester Fire Department officials explained in a statement that no one was injured in a major house fire in Westchester on Jan. 16.  The Westchester Fire Department was dispatched to the residential […]

OPINION: MLK Day Should Be About More Than A Day Off

Monday, January 16, 2023 || OPINION || By Ryann Dawson/Around The Way || @maywoodnews  Editor’s Note: Around the way is a new regular column by Broadview resident and Fenwick High School student Ryann Dawson. When most people hear the name Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., their minds flash with words like the “I have a dream speech,” the Montgomery […]

Melrose Park Bakers Square Permanently Closed 

The Bakers Square in Melrose Park is permanently closed. | File  Monday, January 16, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Bakers Square at 1319 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park permanently closed its doors on Jan. 16. On Monday, a screenshot of the official store closing announcement spread on social media. A representative with the company could not […]

The Forgotten King

Screenshot of the cover of the Jan. 16, 2023, issue of the New Yorker magazine by South African artist Polo Maneli.  Monday, January 16, 2023 || OPINION || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published in January 2020.  Today, Americans across the country are least making a show of commemorating the memory of Martin Luther […]

Welch Elected House Speaker Again

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is sworn into office by his wife, Judge ShawnTe Raines-Welch, on Wednesday. Welch was elected to a second consecutive term this week. | Photo courtesy House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch/Facebook  Friday, January 13, 2023 || By Nika Schoonover & Hannah Meisel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – A mix of incumbents and newly minted […]

Pritzker Signs Reproductive Rights Expansion

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday in Chicago signing a bill into law that expands access to abortion and gender-affirming health care, and also gives legal protections to health care providers who perform those services. |  Friday, January 13, 2023 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday expanding […]