Peter Willson, Proviso East Wrestling State Champ and College Coach, Dies at 89

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Peter R. Willson, who died last month. | Photo provided (via Chicago Tribune) 

Peter R. Willson “led by example,” recalled his old friend, former DuPage County Treasurer John Lotus Novak.

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Broadview Honors Hero Who Saved Woman’s Life, Swears In Police Lt., Sgt.

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Psenicka, a Broadview Fire Explorer, was honored for saving a woman’s life during a Jan. 16 board meeting. | Photo submitted 

Chris Psenicka was driving home from school two months ago one when he saw a woman lying helpless on the sidewalk.

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Local Vets Cope With Life After Combat

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Corey Perkins, a veteran of Desert Storm, now has an apartment thanks to Maywood-based Housing Forward. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal 

On any given night, 39,471 veterans are homeless, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For a short time, Forest Park resident Corey Perkins was one of them.

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Kennedy Calls Pritzker ‘Status Quo’ Candidate

Sunday, January 21, 2018 || By Bob Skolnik/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Kennedy at a campaign event in Forest Park last year. | Wednesday Journal File 

Democratic candidate for governor, Chris Kennedy, waited until the last question of the night on Jan. 15 to deliver a direct attack on rival and perceived Democratic frontrunner, J.B. Pritzker.

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Maywood Board Green Lights Manufacturing Facility Expansion

Friday, January 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Jan. 16 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a series of zoning changes that were necessary in order for National Cycle Inc., located at 2200 S. Maywood Drive, in Maywood, to expand its manufacturing operations by building a roughly 28,000-square-foot building on village-owned land nearby.

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Another Fire Breaks Out In Maywood House 5 Days After Family Is Displaced

Saturday, January 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Fire Captain Scott coordinating fire suppression efforts at 142 S. 16th Ave. on Jan. 19. The home has sustained two fires in less than a week. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department 

On Jan. 15, a fire broke out in a bedroom at 142 S. 16th Ave., in Maywood, leaving a family displaced and the home boarded up.

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