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The County’s Honoring of Eugene Moore Full of Irony and Pathos
Government / Noted / Op-Ed / Politics

The County’s Honoring of Eugene Moore Full of Irony and Pathos

A screenshot of Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough’s appearance on Chicago Tonight earlier this month. The Recorder of Deeds office, for decades occupied by either Yarbrough or the late Eugene Moore, pictured below, could consolidate with the county clerk’s office by 2020 if voters vote in favor of the measure on Nov. 8.  … Continue reading

Victim in Fatal Aug. 24 Car Crash Was  75-year-old Bolingbrook Veteran
Breaking News / Emergencies / Maywood Politics

Victim in Fatal Aug. 24 Car Crash Was 75-year-old Bolingbrook Veteran

Firefighters work to extinguish a smoldering fire coming from a rolled over SUV after it hit numerous street poles and fatally hit a pedestrian during an Aug. 24 crash near 9th Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department  Saturday, August 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews UPDATED: 11:33 a.m. Maywood police have identified … Continue reading

How Prefab Homes Built in Maywood and Melrose Park Influenced Chicago’s Marina City
Architecture / Housing / Reading from Around the Web

How Prefab Homes Built in Maywood and Melrose Park Influenced Chicago’s Marina City

Photos of Standard Houses (insets) built by architect Bertrand Goldberg in Melrose Park. The homes, which were also sold in Maywood and other suburbs across the country, inspired the design of Goldberg’s most famous work — Marina City in Chicago (also below). | Wikipedia || Further below, a Standard House under construction in Maywood. House … Continue reading

Maywood Police Investigating Cause of Fatal Aug. 24 Car Crash
Breaking News / Emergencies

Maywood Police Investigating Cause of Fatal Aug. 24 Car Crash

Firefighters work to extinguish a smoldering fire coming from a rolled over SUV after it hit numerous street poles and fatally hit a pedestrian during an Aug. 24 crash near 9th Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department  Friday, August 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 8/27/16  Maywood police are looking for, … Continue reading

State Frees Up Nearly $2M in Grants to Maywood Park District
Government / Parks & Recreation

State Frees Up Nearly $2M in Grants to Maywood Park District

Thursday, August 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8/26/16 Nearly $2 million in government funding has been re-released to the Maywood Park District after it had been held up by Gov. Bruce Rauner shortly after he took office. Last year, the governor issued an executive order suspending a range of “nonessential” state … Continue reading

As One Miracle on St. Charles Rd. Ends, Another May Be in the Works
Community Notebook

As One Miracle on St. Charles Rd. Ends, Another May Be in the Works

Rev. DeAndre Patterson, pastor of Miracle Revival Cathedral in Maywood, with parishioners and organizers of an annual resource fair and parade the church hosts. The event’s primary planner, church member Bonnie Stegall (pictured below with her daughter and granddaughter), said this year’s event may be the last one she organizes. The church’s plans for the … Continue reading