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New Westlake CEO
excited about
hospitals’ future
MELROSE PARK |  When Patrick
Maloney talked to people in the
community after becoming CEO of
Westlake Hospital and the West
Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park
earlier this year, he noted that they
viewed Westlake as a small
community hospital.....
Softball Hall of Fame a dream
come true
PLCCA loses
funding to
Proviso politics
at its worst
MAYWOOD |  One does not
have to read between the
lines of the emails from Gov.
Pat Quinn’s office to
understand how political
jockeying played a hand in
steering allocated funds to
local nonprofits when
deciding how big a serving
some agencies should get
from his now-defunct $54.5
million Neighborhood
Recovery Initiative anti-
violence grant program.
Emails from Gov. Pat Quinn’s
former top aides recount how
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
Karen Yarbrough(above), a
Maywood Democrat, approached
Quinn’s administration in
January 2011 to oppose giving
NRI funding to a longtime social
service provider in Maywood
Uplift Our Future’ back-to-school
event draws hundreds
BROOKFIELD | If there’s one particular issue that’
s near and dear to State Sen. Kimberly Lightford’s
heart, it’s education.
    
The beginning of the 2014-15 school year is still
a few weeks away for most school districts, but
as she’s done for the past few years, Lightford—
who serves District 4 which includes several
communities in the West Suburban Journal
readership area—teamed up with sponsors and
dozens of volunteers to put on the fifth annual
“Uplift Our Future” back-to-school event....