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Breaking: ‘A Shooting Took Place’ During Funeral Procession in Maywood, Says Forest Park Mayor
Breaking News / Crime / Maywood Politics

Breaking: ‘A Shooting Took Place’ During Funeral Procession in Maywood, Says Forest Park Mayor

Forest Park police and emergency personnel at the corner of Madison St. and Circle in Forest Park. | J. Martin Konecki/Facebook Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews According to multiple witnesses and an official in Forest Park, a shooting took place during a funeral procession on Saturday afternoon. So far, no … Continue reading

Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One
Breaking News / Crime / Emergencies

Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One

Reinaldo Collazo, Jr. and Reinaldo Collazo, Sr. are facing charges in connection to the killing of a 16-year-old in Melrose Park last week. | Melrose Park Police Department Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to Melrose Park police, two men, a father and son, face charges relating to the Feb. … Continue reading

Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor
Infrastructure / Legislative Update

Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor

Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) has drafted legislation to name Interstate 55 the Barack Obama Expressway. A portion of I-55, from Lakeshore Drive to the Tri-State Tollway, is named after former Illinois Governor and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. The remaining 270-mile … Continue reading

With $1.4M in Outstanding Insurance Claims, Maywood Looks to Improve Risk Controls
Fiscally Speaking / Government

With $1.4M in Outstanding Insurance Claims, Maywood Looks to Improve Risk Controls

A chart detailing Maywood’s paid, outstanding and total incurred expenses from insurance-related claims that date back to 2011. | Insurance Program Managers Group  Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Going back to 2011, Maywood has incurred $3.7 million in expenses related to medical and professional liability insurance, with nearly 230 claims having … Continue reading

Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer
Community Notebook / Religion

Maywood Church Plans to Flood Violence-Ridden Areas with Prayer

Individuals praying during a prayer walk held in Maywood in 2014. | File Friday, February 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2 p.m. Evangelist Darlene Barber said she’s tired of reading about crime in Maywood, so next month, she and the evangelism team of God’s Heritage Full Gospel Ministries, 1200 S. 5th Ave. … Continue reading

One Man Dies Day After Feb. 20 Shooting in Maywood | Two Raids in Maywood on Feb. 23
Breaking News / Crime / Policing

One Man Dies Day After Feb. 20 Shooting in Maywood | Two Raids in Maywood on Feb. 23

Thursday, February 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews One person is dead after a shooting that happened on the corner of 19th and Randolph, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. Talley said that Reginald Hooks was shot multiple times during the shooting, which took placed on Feb. 20. The chief didn’t give … Continue reading