HOMEGROWN PRINCIPAL AIMS TO INSPIRE FUTURE LEADERS

The job listing for principal at Mannheim Middle School in District 83 immediately drew the attention of former student Tom Herion. “I looked at my wife. I’m like, ‘I have to apply for this job,’” Herion recalled. Herion, now in his first year as principal at Mannheim Middle School, grew up in Melrose Park and attended the school in the early 90’s. “The foundation of me being here today was built upon the foundation of amazing educators who believed in me and for the opportunity for me to come back and work in this community and serve a community again […]

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Heart 2 Heart Store Opens

Prices for nearly all consumer goods are at record highs as the country grapples with inflation, but West40 is offering relief to its community members by providing essential household items for free at its Heart 2 Heart store. The store opened its doors in July at its new location in Maywood, where West40 is renovating the former Lexington Elementary to be its Regional Safe School and main office. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for West40 families seeking relief from high prices. “This is nice and helps people who can’t afford it.  I think it’s a good […]

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