OPINION: A Mass Exodus Out Of Illinois

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 || By Rev. Regi Ratliff ecently, I ran into a classmate at the District 209 School Board meeting. As we were discussing the crises that exists in the Village of Maywood, he revealed that he is preparing to leave the State of Illinois for several reasons. One, the politics in Maywood is so divisive that leaders don’t recognize the damages they … Continue reading OPINION: A Mass Exodus Out Of Illinois

Maywood, Melrose Park Earn Failing Grades When It Comes to Online Transparency, According to Survey

Thursday, November 20, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Twenty-five of the 100 largest municipalities in the state were recently surveyed by the Illinois Policy Institute and given letter grades based on their performance on the Institute’s 10-Point Transparency Checklist. Those municipalities with the highest grades were bestowed prestigious Sunshine Awards for online transparency. The municipalities were scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with … Continue reading Maywood, Melrose Park Earn Failing Grades When It Comes to Online Transparency, According to Survey