Maywood Fine Arts Forges Bond With Chicago Ballet After ‘Swan Lake’ Rescue

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Jordan Nelson, of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, during a recent performance. | Courtesy Maywood Fine Arts 

Two hundred Maywood Fine Arts students and families will be able to see a free performance by the Ballet Chicago Studio Company at the Harris Theater in Chicago in May — thanks to a bit of serendipity.

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While Honoring Grandparents, Lightford Offers Rousing Pritzker Endorsement

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Sen. Kimberly Lightford during her annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren event. | VFP 

On Sunday, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th) held her ninth annual “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” event, where three dozen area residents raising grandchildren were honored by the lawmaker.

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Area Libraries Awarded State Grant Funds Totaling Nearly $100K

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Public Library | File

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced today that libraries across the state — including those serving Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park — were awarded state grants to help purchase critical resources.

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OPRF Principal: Most Students Denied Transfer Came From Proviso Township, Chicago

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Oak Park and River Forest High School. | Wikimedia Commons 

A recent presentation to the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education by OPRF Principal Nathaniel Rouse showed that 245 people were prohibited from enrolling at the high school during the 2017-18 school year after residency checks found that they did not live in the school district. 

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Manufacturing Facility Relocates From Broadview To Hillside

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Belden Universal’s new manufacturing facility in Hillside. | Courtesy Belden Universal 

A leading maker of universal joints and specialized mechanical products recently announced that it had completed the process of moving its headquarters from Broadview to Hillside.

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Bellwood, Maywood Mayors Support Dorothy Brown’s Mayoral Bid

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Wendell Hutson || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Dorothy Brown during a Sunday press conference held to announce her bid for Chicago mayor. | Wendell Hutson 

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced Sunday her second candidacy for mayor of Chicago, and this time she has the support of two west suburban mayors.

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