BGA Scrutinizes Maywood Park District Police Expansion

February 3, 2014 (Updated February 4, 2014) || Robert Herguth and Patrick Rehkamp || Better Government Association The Maywood Park District Police Department was shut down in 1997 — and not a moment too soon. Poorly trained and supervised, park district officers were accused of stealing from suspects and brutalizing residents. Getting on the force reportedly cost $3,000 for a badge. The park district had … Continue reading BGA Scrutinizes Maywood Park District Police Expansion

Summary of Maywood News Coverage from Around the Web

May 15, 2013 – ABC Local reported that the family of Bryeon Hunter is awaiting autopsy results to positively identify the body found Tuesday by Robert Larson and identify what precisely caused the boy’s death. “Baker and Scott [the boy’s mother and her boyfriend] are being held on $750,000 bail. They appeared in court briefly on Tuesday, but their hearing was pushed back until next … Continue reading Summary of Maywood News Coverage from Around the Web

As I Sat Waiting: A Few Scattered Impressions of the NoMCO Mayoral Forum (Part I)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 – Maywood I came to the Quinn Community Center on the campus of St. Eulalia Parish about thirty minutes before the mayoral forum hosted by Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NoMCO) was scheduled to begin. There were already people inside prepping. There was food for sale, the proceeds of which were to go to the Center, which has experienced some tough … Continue reading As I Sat Waiting: A Few Scattered Impressions of the NoMCO Mayoral Forum (Part I)