With Highway Shootings Increasing, State Police Beefs Up Patrols

Illinois Sate Police officers look for evidence after a shooting on the Dan Ryan on Friday. | Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune Saturday, May 21, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The May 19 shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway, which left a truck driver injured, was the 20th incident of gun violence on Cook County interstate highways this year, according to the Illinois State Police. The number … Continue reading With Highway Shootings Increasing, State Police Beefs Up Patrols

It Takes A Village: Maywood Residents Come Together To Cleanup Illinois Prairie Path

Saturday, April 26, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD — The Illinois Prairie Path corporation held its annual trail cleanup today in commemoration of Earth Day 2014, which was this past Tuesday, April 22nd. The Path actually begins in the back of the CTA Blue Line in Forest Park, runs through Maywood and ends some 60 miles later in Elgin. According to the organization’s website, “A former right-of-way for … Continue reading It Takes A Village: Maywood Residents Come Together To Cleanup Illinois Prairie Path

Prayer Vigil Held for Bryeon Hunter: “Love Will Conquer Hate and Peace Will Conquer Violence”

Days after Lakesha Baker, her face bruised and blackened, stood in this very same space to proclaim her innocence in the death of her one-year old son Bryeon Hunter, a crowd of Maywoodians, wet from the downpour outside and still-shaken from Baker’s and her boyfriend’s alleged crime, gathered here to mourn. Participants in this candlelight prayer vigil, hosted by Youth Outreach Services (YOS), were given … Continue reading Prayer Vigil Held for Bryeon Hunter: “Love Will Conquer Hate and Peace Will Conquer Violence”