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BROADVIEW | As he does
periodically, U.S. Rep. Danny
Davis of the 7th Congressional
District schedules town hall
meetings within his district to
keep constituents abreast of
the issues.
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Traci’s House:  A place where girls are
educated, enlightened and encouraged
Traci Weathers had been
working fulltime for the
state of Illinois while at
the same...
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Play for the Animals a dog-gone good time
anyone, for a good
cause?  As it has for six
straight years, the tennis
community and supporters
of the Oak Park-based
Animal Care League....
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2nd annual Community Resource
Fair a success
The second annual Vision
of Restoration’s Community
Madison Street from 9th
was a success, with Proviso
Township residents and
families stopping by despite
hot and humid weather.....
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Marchers protest discrimination, racism
in west suburban Forest Park
Proviso Community Guide 2016
Nov. 8 ballot referendum to decide
fate of recorder’s office
throughout Cook County
will decide the fate of the
office of Deeds.  On the
Nov. 8, election or not the
Cook County
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Harmon pro-business legislation
becomes law
Illinois under legislation
sponsored by Senator Don
Harmon (D-Oak Park) that was
signed into law Thursday.
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Man, 27, found dead of multiple
MAYWOOD | A 27-year-old Maywood man was
found dead in the 1200 block of S. 15th Ave.
early in the morning of July 4.
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Red light cameras cloaked as
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Latin Kings in sweeping conspiracy
They operate with the efficiency and structure of
a large corporation, with orders flowing down from
the top, an employee handbook of rules to follow
and a disciplinary system for those who violate
the organization's
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Proviso Township
Community  Guide 2016
Saturday evening, July
16, Oak Park was
having its annual
sidewalk sale, and
neighboring Forest Park
was hosting its second
annual Music Fest...
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Vets, area residents salute first
Vet Fest
January, most everyone is
thinking spring, or at least
dreaming of, and hoping
for, warmer weather.
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76ers’ Covington gives back to
Proviso West
HILLSIDE | Robert Covington has been
overlooked, bypassed, put on waivers, and
logged plenty of miles between destinations
over the years during his college and
professional basketball career.  Yet the
Proviso West product endured the setbacks
and is living a dream that a number of highly
touted stars with more impressive credentials
coming out of high school or college never
achieve: Making it to the NBA and becoming a
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PTMAN partners with churches,
businesses, public sector to get
youths summer jobs
unemployment rate among
16- to 24-year-olds in
Maywood is estimated to be
around 21 percent.  Yet the
unemployment rate for a
handful of youths last month
went down to zero,...
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Joliet man dies in Maywood shooting
MAYWOOD | Maywood
police confirmed that a
shooting resulting in the
death of a Joliet man took
place near St. Charles
Road and 6th Avenue at
around 9:30 last Saturday
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Police make arrest in separate
drug raids
MAYWOOD | Maywood
Police made multiple
arrests in separate drug
raids that took place within
four days of each other.  
The first occurred early
Thursday morning, July 28,
near S. 5th Ave. and Quincy,
resulting in the arrest of.....
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Fruits of a friendship
‘There is still work to be done’
My apologies for the delay of this
column.  However, I would be remiss
due to circumstances had I not shared
memories and pay tribute in the
collective loss we suffer in the passing
of my friend and yours, Eugene ‘Gene’
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Backpacks, parade kick off school year
More than 2,000 Maywood
youths will be heading back to
school with new backpacks
stocked with supplies.
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Police and fire commissioners get
pay raise, earful
Flooding, healthcare big issues at
Davis town hall
MAYWOOD  |  Members of the village's Police and
Fire Commission are getting a pay raise despite
some members being on the panel nine years past
their term's expiration date and their defying of the
mayor's request to submit their resignations when
she took office.  
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Village welcomes
‘Miracle of Maywood’
Maywood Fine Arts opens new dance studio

MAYWOOD | Last Saturday was a day that
Lois and Ernie Baumann—and, safe to say,
the Village of Maywood—have been looking
forward to for the past six years.....
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Proviso West
HILLSIDE | The Proviso West football
team begins a new era this season
with a new head coach, Larry Spires,
and new offensive and defensive
coordinators.  Spires replaced Famous
Hulbert, who resigned following the
2015 season after 10 years. Hulbert,
now a dean at Glenbard East High
School in Lombard, put Proviso West
football on the map with a string of four
consecutive seasons in which the
Panthers qualified for the Class 8A
playoffs (2009-2012)....
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