By Michael Romain Maywood Police Chief Tim Curry, a graduate of Irving Elementary, Proviso East High School and UIC, began his career as a police officer the Monday after he graduated from college in 1985. He’s been on duty ever since. “I don’t know if they can find five or six sick days in my 28 years.” He’s served most of his career in different … Continue reading Maywood Police Chief Curry Retires, Recalls Past 28 Years
After the wave of violence that occurred on May 31st, the last day of the regular school year for District 209 students (see here and here for coverage), a lot of residents of Maywood and beyond were wondering how exactly it could’ve happened. What fueled the students’ aggression? How did we go from this: To this?: For some possible explanations, we went to experts, community … Continue reading Virtual Town Hall: What’s Wrong With the Kids?
By Michael Romain ~3:10 pm — As we’re riding down 9th Avenue, Curry recalls the moment he got dispatch of the big fight that happened hours earlier. He was getting his squad car washed on 4th and Lake. “You know when you’re at the car wash and your car goes in, you’re pretty much stuck there,” he says — yet another instance of how things … Continue reading Training Day: 2 1/2 Hours With Chief Tim Curry (Part II)