September 19th, 20170163By 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, 20170389MIKE 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, 20170389UPDATE
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...
August 27th, 20170862By MIKE SANDROLINI
WESTCHESTER | For many years, the St. Joseph High School football team was the antithesis of the school’s highly successful basketball team, led by legendary Gene Pingatore—the all-time winningest coach in IHSA boys’ basketball history.
The Chargers won one game each year from 2001 to 2002, but things would...
August 27th, 20170451
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, 20170118
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, 20170497By 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, 201701341MAYWOOD | 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, 20170749By 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...