Potentially Crowded Race for Three Trustee Seats Begins Tuesday, August 26, When Nominating Petitions Circulate

Monday, August 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Maywood’s next local election is next year in April, but campaign preparations are already beginning. In 2015, Maywood voters will decide whether to reelect Trustees Cheryl Ealey-Cross, Audrey Jaycox and Ronald Rivers — all of whose seats will be up for grabs — or to elect someone new to fill any, or perhaps all, of those positions. Established … Continue reading Potentially Crowded Race for Three Trustee Seats Begins Tuesday, August 26, When Nominating Petitions Circulate

Trustee Cheryl Ealey-Cross Sworn In, Disrupts Business As Usual

By Michael Romain LAST TUESDAY, MAYWOOD — Moments after she took the oath of office to assume the trustee seat vacated by Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Cheryl Ealey-Cross faced the half-full Village chamber, noticed that she had no microphone at her seat like the other Board members and rather volubly requested that one be provided in the future. That’s when several audience members assured her that … Continue reading Trustee Cheryl Ealey-Cross Sworn In, Disrupts Business As Usual

EXCLUSIVE: Former Mayor Henderson Yarbrough on What Happened, What You May Not Know and What Few [Probably] Dared to Ask

By Michael Romain After Mayor Perkins’s swearing-in on Tuesday, and after witnessing the jubilant fete thrown by her supporters at the 200 Building, I walked the short distance down the street to Mariella’s, where the Maywood United Party was situated. When I walked in, the place was letting out. I saw a woman I recognized sitting at a table across from Mayor Yarbrough. She urged … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Former Mayor Henderson Yarbrough on What Happened, What You May Not Know and What Few [Probably] Dared to Ask