A Brief Conversation with New D88 Board President Sondra McClendon

Thursday, May 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The April 4 elections spelled significant change to Bellwood District 88, which has several new executive officers and a new board majority after members of the Bellwood Education Dream Team slate — Deborah Giles, Maria Perez and Dorothy C. Smith — won three of the four open seats on that board. The successful challengers have … Continue reading A Brief Conversation with New D88 Board President Sondra McClendon

Bellwood D88 Gains Three New Board Members, Board President Wins Reelection

April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12:46 p.m.  Bellwood District 88 gained three new board seats on April 4 when residents elected Dorothy C. Smith, Deborah L. Giles and Maria D. Perez of the Bellwood Dream Team party. Board President Marilyn A. Thurman won her bid for reelection. The new board composition could affect a district that many residents say had fallen … Continue reading Bellwood D88 Gains Three New Board Members, Board President Wins Reelection

Op-Ed: Why I Support the Bellwood Education Dream Team

Sunday, April 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:02 p.m.  To start, this isn’t a formal endorsement from the Village Free Press, which doesn’t endorse candidates. But because I’m this outlet’s publisher, I understand if anyone might disregard that proviso as meaningless and consider this an endorsement by another name. So be it. I don’t opine on elections often. The race … Continue reading Op-Ed: Why I Support the Bellwood Education Dream Team