Budding Community Organization Offers Disaster Kits, Opportunities for Community Engagement

Maywood – Two weeks after flash floods ravaged West Suburban Cook County for the second time since 2010, Maywood residents are still coping with the aftermath. Ruby Brown’s computer and television, among other possessions, were destroyed by the flood. She’s been to K-Mart to look at replacement televisions, but they run into the hundreds of dollars. Hertestyne Watkins, a member of St. Eulalia and a … Continue reading Budding Community Organization Offers Disaster Kits, Opportunities for Community Engagement

In the Field

The campaigns Today: Viola Mims (above), candidate for clerk for the All In for Maywood (AIM) ticket, at the party’s election headquarters, which is also the site of her realty company, Vintage Realtors & Associates. When I arrived, she was the only person in the office. Volunteers were out canvassing the neighborhood and getting the word out. The office was eerily quiet and Mims surprisingly … Continue reading In the Field