Gov. Rauner Freezes Maywood Park District Funding, Putting $1.62M Grant in Jeopardy

Gov. Bruce Rauner. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 9:47 PM There’s a new sheriff in town and parks aren’t his priority The election of Republican Bruce Rauner to the Illinois governorship has already hit Maywood hard, with the Governor issuing Executive Order 15-08, which calls for “the review and termination of non-essential contracts.” In addition, the Executive Order states that, until … Continue reading Gov. Rauner Freezes Maywood Park District Funding, Putting $1.62M Grant in Jeopardy

How Proviso Township, Maywood Voted in the 2014 Gubernatorial Election

Thursday, November 6, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Voter turnout in Proviso Township for this year’s gubernatorial election was about 48 percent — around the average for all of suburban Cook County — with an overwhelming majority of those citizens favoring all ballot measures. However, not all voters cast votes for the referenda. Although 40,471 votes were cast for statewide offices, only 34,532 votes were … Continue reading How Proviso Township, Maywood Voted in the 2014 Gubernatorial Election

2014 Election Postmortem — Sights and Sounds

Jesse Jackson during last night’s election watch party at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. Last night, Jackson described Republican politics as “extremist” and Proviso Township Democrats said Rauner was out-of-touch during the run-up to the Republican’s election victory. Bishop Claude Porter explained why some of his clergy colleagues nonetheless endorsed Rauner and other Republicans this election cycle. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free … Continue reading 2014 Election Postmortem — Sights and Sounds