Chicago Tribune

Past D209 Strike Offers Lessons And Déjà Vu

A clip of a Chicago Tribune article published on Nov. 1, 2000, quite possibly the last time there was a teacher strike in District 209. | Screenshot  Thursday, February 17, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The teachers, who had been working without a contract since June 30, met on a Friday to discuss the district’s latest offer. The […]

Fireworks Complaints Up Nearly 2,000% In Broadview And Maywood

Friday, June 26, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Featured photo by Alexander Kagan on Unsplash  On June 1, as reports of looting spread across the suburbs in the wake of mass protests related to the death of George Floyd, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins said that there was another element added to the chaos. Fireworks. Lots of them.  […]

State Panel Looks For Isolation Room Answers

Thursday, January 16, 2020 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Legislators and advocates began discussions on Jan. 7 of what action the state can take to counteract the overuse of physical restraint and forced isolation of students in Illinois schools, particularly those serving students with special needs. At a joint Illinois Senate and House committee hearing […]

Amazon To Open Distribution Center On Site Of Old Maywood Park Racetrack

Monday, January 6, 2020 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  The Chicago Tribune recently reported that Amazon is planning to open “a three-building distribution center on the site of the former Maywood Park horse track, as part of the e-commerce giant’s ongoing race to deliver packages to customers faster.” The center, less than two miles from the city’s limits, […]

State Board Announces Emergency Ban On Isolation Rooms Following Report

Monday, November 25, 2019 || By Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — The state’s board of education announced emergency rule changes Wednesday, Nov. 20, in response to a news story which detailed an overuse of “isolation rooms” in several Illinois public school districts, including those serving students with special education needs. That news investigation, published by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica […]