Broadview Declares Sept. 25 Autism Day

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Debra Vines, founder of The Answer Inc., and her son, Jason, who is autistic. | Photo courtesy Debra Vines

Earlier this month, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson presented Debra Vines, the founder of the Answer Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support services for autistic individuals and their families, with a proclamation declaring Sept. 25 Autism Day in Broadview.

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Stone Park Man Charged With First-Degree Murder of Ex, 4-year-old Son

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Feature image: Daniel Barraza, 32, of Stone Park, who was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. | Stone Park Police

One man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after confessing to strangling and stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son inside of his Stone Park home last Thursday night.

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It’s Back! Proviso West’s Homecoming Parade in Pictures

Monday, September 25, 2017 || Photos by William Camargo || @maywoodnews 

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Proviso West High School held their first homecoming parade in around a decade. The festivities started at Stevenson Park, 3105 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood and wound its way west along Washington Blvd. to Butterfield Rd. before turning on Wolf Rd. in the direction of the high school.

Photographer William Camargo was on hand to capture the day.

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Maywood Hiring Event to Take Place Wednesday, Sept. 27

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

A hiring event featuring at least nine different employers will take place at the Maywood American Job Center, 1701 S. First Ave. (2nd floor, suite 200), in Maywood, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Tribune: IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras That May Not Be Needed

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A sign notifying drivers of a red light camera. | Getty Images 

A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.

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D209’s Parent University to Convene Discussion About College on Sept. 26

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is set to host this school year’s first edition of Parent University on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church-owned T.H. Wade Foundation Center, 1405 Madison St. in Maywood.

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Vigil Planned Sept. 30 for Teen Murdered in Maywood

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A photo of Michael Jones that was on the teen’s obituary.

Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS), a local support group for grieving parents who have lost children to violence, is planning a vigil for slain 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones, who was fatally shot multiple times on Aug. 30 while walking in Maywood.

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