According to the Proviso Herald, Former Maywood Mayor Ralph W. Conner has died.
Conner was born in Maywood and was involved in activities concerning black student support for Fred Hampton.
In the late 1970s Conner worked for the village of Maywood as a commercial loan specialist and served as the economic development director, the enterprise zoning administrator and the director of planning and development. He also served as building commissioner and on the staff for the Zoning and Planning Board of Appeals.
Conner ran for mayor in April 2001. Conner served as village president until April 2005.
He also ran for Proviso Township assessor and Cook County assessor.
Conner was hired as public affairs director in April 2005 by the Heartland Institute.