Proviso East Gets New Football Coach

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Proviso East High School has a new varsity football coach — a teacher who, although highly qualified for the position, was not the candidate many community members had in mind for the job.

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Maywood Man Gets 16-year Prison Term For Weapon Charges In DuPage County

Friday, February 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Michael H. Jones | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

A Maywood man was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison on Feb. 15 after he pleaded guilty to “two counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a street gang member,” according to the Chicago Tribune and multiple other media outlets.

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Letters: On Gun Violence, ‘The Answer To Our Prayers Is Action’

Friday, February 16, 2018 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews 

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go to the Parkland, Florida community. These horrible events remind us of the importance of evaluating and implementing our practices to keep our students, teachers, support staff and maintenance safe and secure.

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Bellwood Mayor Honored For Helping A Student Having A Seizure During East-West Game

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bellwood mayor Andre Harvey, who was honored during a Feb. 13 D209 meeting. | Screenshot 

During a regular meeting on Feb. 13, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board honored Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey for his efforts to help a student who was having a seizure at a Proviso East vs. Proviso West basketball game on Feb. 3.

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Urban Partnership Bank, Which Has A Branch In Bellwood, For Sale

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Urban Partnership Bank in Bellwood. | Urban Partnership Bank

Crain’s Chicago Business reported on Thursday that Urban Partnership Bank, which was established after ShoreBank failed in 2010, “is seeking a buyer.” The bank has a branch located at 4310 St. Charles Rd., in Bellwood.

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Irving Tigers, Who Lost At State, Win At Home With Surprise Bobby Portis Visit

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chicago Bulls power forward Bobby Portis visits Irving Middle School on Feb. 14. | Courtesy District 89 

The Maywood Irving Tigers basketball team has been riding on a cloud lately. The team made history on Feb. 7, when they defeated Calumet City Dolton, 42 to 38, during a game in Markham to advance to the Elite 8 in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state basketball tournament.

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Registration Process For Area Youth Baseball Programs Open

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Little League baseball players. | Little League 

Local youth baseball programs are currently registering participants. Below is a list of area youth baseball programs that are still taking players for the upcoming 2018 season:

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