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, Other Suburbs Could Lose Millions in Revenue Under Gov. Rauner’s Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner. Illinois News Network. Sunday, February 22, 2015 || By Michael Romain More than $1 million could be at stake for Maywood if Guv’s budget is approved Newly elected Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has already riled many interest groups and residents in the state with the announcement, during his Feb. 18 budget address, of deep cuts in essential government programs. The implications of … Continue reading Maywood, Melrose Park, Other Suburbs Could Lose Millions in Revenue Under Gov. Rauner’s Budget

Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide

Thursday, December 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain This article presented by Maywood Fine Arts’ Stairway of the Stars, which has some holiday fun for you on December 20th. See more info at the end of this read. Asians and Latinos are grossly underrepresented in nearly every state in the country, according to a new report by the New American Leaders Project (NALP) (PDF: nalp-represent2020). … Continue reading Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide