April 6th, 20170497
By MIKE SANDROLINI
PROVISO | Four games remain before the curtain closes on the Philadelphia 76ers season, which includes when the Chicago Bulls visit the Sixers Thursday night, April 6.
The 2016-17 campaign has been challenging for Sixers guard-forward Robert Covington, a Bellwood native and Proviso West product who’s in his...
April 6th, 20170548By MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | Maywood Police Chief Val Talley recently commented on a handful of crime-related incidents that have taken place in and around the village over the past several weeks.
SUSPECT IN CUSTODY, CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER
Terry L. Gilford, 40, of Maywood was recently arrested by police and charged...
March 30th, 20170350By Mike Sandrolini
PROVISO | Ottumwa, Iowa—located in the southeastern part of the Hawkeye State—is just north of the Iowa-Missouri border, around 290 miles west of Proviso Township.
Population-wise, Ottumwa is comparable to Maywood (25,000). But that’s where the similarities end. Maywood is nestled in the metropolitan...
March 30th, 20170244
MELROSE PARK | What started out as an assignment in a college class that Dr. Edmond Kelly Jr. took while an undergraduate at Liberty University several years ago has morphed into what will be a self-inspirational three-book series.
Dr. Kelly had a book signing for the first of his three books, titled,...
March 23rd, 20170397Mike Sandrolini
March 23, 2017
PROVISO | Of the three former Proviso East standouts whose respective teams either made the NCAA or NIT men’s basketball tournament—Jevon Carter, Sterling Brown and Paris Lee—one remains in the hunt for a 2017 championship.
Carter, now one of West Virginia’s top players, played a big role...
March 23rd, 20170313Progress on the Go mobile unit delivers free tax returns
March 23, 2017
Large mobile vehicles have become increasingly popular with, for example, medical-related organizations to reach individuals with services that they otherwise would need to access in another village or city.
Tis’ the season for filing...
March 16th, 20170399After many starts and stops to renovate the 809 Madison Avenue building dating back several years, that project—as well as plans to build a Little League and T-ball field with all-weather turf that also will be used as a youth soccer field—will finally be completed.
Maywood Park District Executive Director Toni Dorris told the...
March 16th, 20170330The postseason hasn’t been kind to Jevon Carter and his West Virginia Mountaineer teammates over the past year.
Carter, a junior point guard who starred at Proviso East, has endured the sting of WVU losing the title game of the Big 12 tournament last March (81-71 to Kansas) and again this past Saturday—an 80-74 loss to Iowa...
March 9th, 20170337When Debra Vines’ son, Jason, was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old in the late 1980s, the number of children being diagnosed was one in 1,000.
Today, one in 50 children is diagnosed with autism.
“I think that the numbers have increase (over the years) because a lot of children were misdiagnosed,” said Vines, a Maywood...