October 11th, 20170615
By Mike Sandrolini
BERKELEY | Help is on the way for a good percentage of Berkeley residents whose homes, businesses or property have been damaged by flooding in recent years.
Last Wednesday at an open house held at Village Hall, Berkeley Mayor Robert Lee, village officials and village staff formally presented to residents...
October 5th, 20170518MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | A 14-year-old Maywood boy was murdered in late August. Countless other young men—and women—have met similar fates over the years in Maywood and surrounding communities in western Cook County.
Phyllis Duncan, the founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS)—an advocacy group to support women that have...
October 5th, 20170808
BELLWOOD | It was plain to see everybody was lovin’ it on Monday when the McDonald’s restaurant on 25th Avenue in Bellwood celebrated its grand re-opening after being closed for three months in order to undergo renovations of around $1 million.
Owners Jan and Ray Nelson, village officials...
October 1st, 201701291MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | Off to one of its best starts in recent years, the Proviso East boys soccer team came into its District 209 showdown vs. visiting Proviso West with a 6-1 record.
The Pirates appeared to be well in control of this matchup after taking a 2-0 lead early in the second half. But it was all Panthers from...
October 1st, 201701183
BELLWOOD | The weather for Proviso West High School’s homecoming parade held last Saturday resembled weather that one would experience on a Fourth of July parade. But the hot and humid conditions didn’t stifle the enthusiasm for the school’s first homecoming parade since 2010.
The parade started in front...
September 19th, 20170819By Mike Sandrolini
ELMHURST | St. Joseph’s gridiron contest with Chicago Hope last Friday at Elmhurst College (where the Chargers play their home games) was one that head coach Rich Petroski made note of on the schedule as being an important game in the grand scheme of things for the 2017 season.
Unfortunately for the Chargers,...
September 19th, 20170577By Mike Sandrolini
MAYWOOD | Maywood police chief Val Talley said there are no new leads at this point with regard to the shooting death of 14-year-old Michael Jones late last month.
“We’re asking anyone with information to provide that to us,” he said. “Officers are still doing investigations, and still working through...
September 2nd, 201701085MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | The Pirates entered the fourth quarter of their season-opener at home versus Round Lake last Saturday in what has been unfamiliar territory the past few years—i.e., they were winning the game, rather than losing it.
Proviso East broke a 20-20 tie when senior quarterback Kurt Sturghill flipped a 3-yard...
September 2nd, 20170579UPDATE
MAYWOOD | Proviso East’s football team took the field for its first game of the 2017 season last Saturday afternoon.
The excitement and anticipation of a new season certainly was evident before the game. Yet a special pregame ceremony served as a sobering reminder of gun violence that has claimed the...