August 27th, 20170680
By MIKE SANDROLINI
PROVISO | There were a record number of exonerations in the United States in 2016.
The National Registry of Exonerations reports 166 exonerations that it knows of throughout the country—in 25 states, the District of Columbia, federal courts and Puerto Rico. Approximately 93 individuals were exonerated of...
August 27th, 20170324
Police, residents get together at National Night Out
By Mike Sandrolini
MAYWOOD | National Night Out, celebrated annually in early August, gives residents an opportunity to meet and interact with members of their community’s police department to enhance community-police partnerships, strengthen relationships and raise crime...
August 27th, 201701474By Mike Sandrolini
PROVISO | There’s been a flurry of activity throughout the NBA this summer—trades, draft picks, free-agent signings and front-office changes.
The only real area of stability, ironically, can be found among NBA head coaches—one position that usually experiences its share of turnover.
August 9th, 201701619MAYWOOD | Although there is presently no grocery store in Maywood following the December, 2016 closing of Aldi’s, Maywood residents and those in neighboring Proviso Township communities have a source where they can purchase fresh produce—all of which is organic.
And it’s all grown in Maywood.
The Proviso Partners for Health...
August 2nd, 201701340By Mike Sandrolini
PROVISO | Two of Terriel Cannon’s coaching mentors at Proviso West, Marques Hatch and Kellee Robertson, moved on to Triton Junior College over a three-year period to coach the Lady Trojans’ women’s basketball team.
Now, Cannon, a former star player at Proviso West herself in the early- to-mid 2000s, steps...
August 2nd, 201701074By Mike Sandrolini
HILLSIDE | Robert Covington has become a vital part of the Philadelphia 76ers during the three seasons he’s been with the club.
And he’s on the verge of becoming a wealthy young man. Covington and the 76ers could reach an agreement on a contract extension later this year, but if that doesn’t pan out,...
August 2nd, 201701900By Mike Sandrolini
PROVISO | The NFL career of Sergio Brown—a two-sport athlete at Proviso East (football and track) who also started at safety for Notre Dame in 2008 and 2009—got new life last season when the Buffalo Bills, needing help at safety, signed him in early November.
However, Brown was released by the Bills earlier...
August 2nd, 20170734By Mike Sandrolini
MAYWOOD | Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins described a town hall meeting held July 15 at the Village Council Chambers as “fantastic.”
And she said additional town hall meetings will be held in the future.
“I promised that every other month, we’re going to do a town hall meeting for the citizens to come in...
July 19th, 20170429By MIKE SANDROLINI
PROVISO | After nearly three years without a state budget, the Illinois legislature now has one—albeit the House and Senate both needed to override vetoes by Gov. Bruce Rauner in order to get it enacted.
Earlier this month, the House got 71 votes to override Rauner’s veto—with State Rep. Chris Welch of the...