PTMAN Expands Summer Youth Work Program To Forest Park

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Rev. Albert Johnson leading an oritentation for PTMAN’s summer youth employment program at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside in 2017. | File

In 2015, Bishop Reginald Saffo, chairman of the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) and pastor of United Faith M.B. Church in Maywood, saw that many of the youth in Proviso Township lacked direction in life and were even getting into crime.

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VFP Debuts Inaugural List Of Proviso Township’s History Makers And Living Legacies

Monday, February 18, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: (Bottom row, Left to right): Talei Thompson, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and Christopher Parker. Top row, Patrick Hardy and Sen. Kimberly Lightford. | Illustration by Shanel Romain

The Village Free Press is proud to present our inaugural list of Living Black History Makers and Living Legacies. The first five individuals are people who helped create local history in Proviso Township in 2018. The Living Legacies are individuals who have created spheres of influence in their communities over a number of years.

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Liquidation Begins At Payless Stores In North Riverside, Melrose Park

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield-Landmark || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Payless ShoeSource at 2210 Harlem in North Riverside. | Bob Uphues

Two more retail spaces will be vacated in North Riverside in the next few months now that Payless ShoeSource Inc. has decided to liquidate its roughly 2,100 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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