OPINION: A Mass Exodus Out Of Illinois

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 || By Rev. Regi Ratliff ecently, I ran into a classmate at the District 209 School Board meeting. As we were discussing the crises that exists in the Village of Maywood, he revealed that he is preparing to leave the State of Illinois for several reasons. One, the politics in Maywood is so divisive that leaders don’t recognize the damages they … Continue reading OPINION: A Mass Exodus Out Of Illinois

A Maywood Business Owner Hopes To Emulate Her Old Boss’s Balance Of Business Savvy And Old-Fashioned Decency

(RoseMary and Gloria pose inside of Camille et Famille in Forest Park. Photo by David Pierini for the Forest Park Review. Below: Gloria and RoseMary pose inside Twice Again Resale in Maywood. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press).  Thursday, July 17, 2014 || By Michael Romain  In today’s post-recessionary business climate, one successful entrepreneur combines Wall Street savvy with Main Street decency … Continue reading A Maywood Business Owner Hopes To Emulate Her Old Boss’s Balance Of Business Savvy And Old-Fashioned Decency

Recent Illinois School Report Card Data Shows Latinos Now the Largest Ethnic/Racial Group in District 89, Fastest Growing Group in Maywood

By Michael Romain According to a Chicago Sun-Times report published last Friday, “35 Chicago area school districts have seen a change in the ethnic or racial makeup of their largest group of students during the last 10 years” — and District 89 is one of them. The report is based on the latest Illinois School Report Card data, which was released last Thursday. The Sun-Times … Continue reading Recent Illinois School Report Card Data Shows Latinos Now the Largest Ethnic/Racial Group in District 89, Fastest Growing Group in Maywood