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Clergy Group Says Summer Youth Jobs Program a Success
Community Development / Economic Development / Jobs

Clergy Group Says Summer Youth Jobs Program a Success

Darnyce Springfield, a participant in PTMAN’s summer youth employment program, is hard at work at Marcus Wright Dental in Maywood. Springfield was one of around 10 young people who participated in the program. | Photos provided Friday, July 22, 2016 | By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free A four-week program designed to provide young people, ages … Continue reading

Maywood Chess Club Teaches Youths That ‘Life Is About Making the Right Move’
Community Notebook / Noted

Maywood Chess Club Teaches Youths That ‘Life Is About Making the Right Move’

Gordon Hanson, founder of the Maywood Chess Club, teaches students moves on the ches board. Carter Dawson, far left, is among the club’s most accomplished players. | Courtesy Maywood Public Library  Thursday, July 21, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free Once a week, each Wednesday afternoon, around 15 kids descend on the Maywood Public … Continue reading

Residents Question Bellwood School Dist. About Hiring — Tribune
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Residents Question Bellwood School Dist. About Hiring — Tribune

Bellwood District 88 Supt. Rosmary Hendricks | Chicago Tribune Thursday, July 21, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Tribune || 7/19/16 || By Erin Gallagher  About 30 residents attended a Bellwood District 88 school board meeting Monday for a heated discussion about the district’s spending and leadership. Board members and Superintendent Rosemary Hendricks listened for nearly … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Wed., July 20, 7 PM
Board Meetings / Government / Notifications

LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Wed., July 20, 7 PM

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 || COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || @village_free A rescheduled Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., inside council chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood. Among items to be discussed include: The discussion and consideration regarding an application (Exhibit 1) for Class 6B Sustainable Emergency … Continue reading

Search Begins for Maywood’s ‘Great Gardens’ | Area Students Win $1K Scholarships, County Essay Contests
Community Notebook / Environment / Noted / Notifications

Search Begins for Maywood’s ‘Great Gardens’ | Area Students Win $1K Scholarships, County Essay Contests

Loretta Brown, a member of the Maywood Environmental and Beautification Commission, tending a garden operated by Proviso Partners 4 Health in Maywood. | File Tuesday, July 19, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  || @maywoodnews || @village_free The search is on again for some of the ‘greatest gardens’ in Maywood. The Maywood Environmental and Beautification Commission are seeking submissions for … Continue reading