Gang Burials A Problem In West Suburbs

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Nhemya Ward, a funeral director and embalmer, left, and Ilene Johnson, general manager, funeral director and embalmer inside of Johnson Funeral Home in Chicago on May 25. | Alexa Rogals

As the director of Smith & Thomas Funeral Home in Maywood, Ilene Johnson has participated in countless funeral processions, and in every one she sees the same thing — motorists attempting to get past the long line of cars, so they don’t have to be held up.

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Fight Near Maywood School Prompts Safety Concerns

Tuesday, January 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2/28/18

Featured image: A 2013 fight at Proviso East that resulted in at least 10 arrests. Since community measures have been implemented, no fight as big as that one has happened near the school. 

A large brawl, possibly involving dozens of people, which happened in Maywood in January and resulted in the arrest of three Proviso East students, has prompted concern from community members and Maywood government officials.

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