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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
As it has for six straight
years, the tennis
community and supporters
of the Oak Park-based
Animal Care League....
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Flooding, healthcare
big issues at Davis
town hall
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
FOREST PARK | In January,
most everyone is thinking
spring, or at least dreaming of,
and hoping for, warmer
weather.  But Mike Thompson’
s mind took him past spring
and into the summer for a
different reason.....
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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 starter....
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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,
thanks to The Proviso
Township Ministerial
Alliance Network (PTMAN)—
an organization of township
clergy that works with local
churches, governmental,
educational and economic
agencies to meet the ....
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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
morning.  Police said the victim, Dave
Williams, was driving his vehicle in
the area when it was shot at.
Maywood Police Chief Val Talley
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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’ Moore.  
Just prior to Gene’s death, my son and I took
our annual trip to Arizona to visit my dad.  On
the fourth day after our arrival and to my
shock and deep sadness my dad suddenly
and unexpectedly died.  No sooner than I
arrived back in Chicago, I received the news
that Gene, too, passed away.  To say that I
was hit by grief from all directions is an
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