‘He Was All About His Daughter,’ Say Relatives, Friends of Slain Maywood Man

Ryan Jones, the 23-year-old Maywood native who was murdered on May 2 with his newborn daughter. | Facebook/Ryan Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Ryan Jones, the 23-year-old Maywood native who was shot to death during an apparent drive-by shooting that happened in broad daylight last Tuesday on the 400 block of South 21st Avenue, was a father before he … Continue reading ‘He Was All About His Daughter,’ Say Relatives, Friends of Slain Maywood Man

In Maywood, A Day Of Remembrance For Victims Of Violence And Its Vicious Cycle

The spoken word poet Paige Gillian during a Feb. 27 recital of her work at the Maywood Public Library during a A Day of Remembrance for Victims of Violence. | The Village Free Press Wednesday, March 2, 2016 || By Michael Romain  A crowd of around 30 people gathered inside of a second-floor meeting room at the Maywood Public Library last Saturday, Feb. 27 listened closely … Continue reading In Maywood, A Day Of Remembrance For Victims Of Violence And Its Vicious Cycle

Three Charged in DaShamone McCarty Murder

The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that three young Maywood men have been charged with the murder of 19-year-old college student DaShamone McCarty. Here’s an excerpt: “Denzel Edwards, 20, of the 2100 block of South 2nd Avenue, and Larry Ankum, 28, of the 2100 block of South 4th Avenue were each charged with first degree murder, police said. Edwards appeared in court on June 22 and … Continue reading Three Charged in DaShamone McCarty Murder