Death Notices & Obituaries: Bobby Brown, Sally Heard Grace Powell
Death Notices / Obituaries

Death Notices & Obituaries: Bobby Brown, Sally Heard Grace Powell

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Bobby Brown The visitation for longtime Maywoodian Bobby Brown will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Corbin Funeral Chapel (5345 W Madison St, Chicago, IL)  from 3 PM to 7 PM. The wake and funeral will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Canaan AME Church, Maywood (14th and Warren, Maywood, IL). … Continue reading

A Conversation With Dr. My Haley, Alex Haley’s Widow And Longtime Collaborator
Arts & Culture / Books / Events / Interviews

A Conversation With Dr. My Haley, Alex Haley’s Widow And Longtime Collaborator

(Dr. My Haley and Nzingha Nommo, the owner of Afriware Books & Gifts. Photo by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press). Monday, June 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain MAYWOOD–Dr. My Haley, the widow of Alex Haley and co-collaborator on his groundbreaking book Roots, was in Maywood twice last week. On Thursday, she spoke … Continue reading

The Accounting Firm That Prepares Maywood’s Annual Financial Statements In Merger Talks With Philly-Based ParenteBeard
Business / Fiscally Speaking / Government / Quick News / Reading from Around the Web

The Accounting Firm That Prepares Maywood’s Annual Financial Statements In Merger Talks With Philly-Based ParenteBeard

Monday, June 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, (Chicago headquarters pictured left; Google Maps),  the accounting firm that has prepared the Village of Maywood’s financial statements for the last several years, has been engaged in merger talks with the Philadelphia-based accounting firm ParenteBeard, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer published … Continue reading

Prayer On The Prairie Path: Mayor, Chiefs And Residents Pray For Peace As They Walk The Path
Community Notebook / Events / Religion

Prayer On The Prairie Path: Mayor, Chiefs And Residents Pray For Peace As They Walk The Path

(Mayor Perkins, Billy Fowlkes (second from left) and others form a prayer circle on 17th Street as Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh looks on. Photo by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press). Sunday, June 28, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD–Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Police Chief Valdimir Talley and Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh were among about … Continue reading

Maywood’s Got Nearly $1 Million In State Funds For Summer Youth Employment This Year [Correction]
Government / Jobs

Maywood’s Got Nearly $1 Million In State Funds For Summer Youth Employment This Year [Correction]

(Members of the Board, Isiah Brandon, Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley, Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Commissioner Hampton look on as Rep. Welch (shorts) present a check. Photo by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press).  Saturday, June 28, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD–State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th) convened a press conference inside council … Continue reading

Maywood Police Arrest Reports (June 21 – June 23); Maywood Police To Strictly Enforce Noise Ordinance During 4th Of July Holiday
Crime / Emergencies / Policing / Quick News

Maywood Police Arrest Reports (June 21 – June 23); Maywood Police To Strictly Enforce Noise Ordinance During 4th Of July Holiday

Friday, June 27, 2014 ARREST REPORTS June 21, 2014, 9:38 PM Alfonso De La Torre, 56, of Melrose Park, arrested at 5600 W. Huron for assault and battery committed at 523 W. Lake Street. June 22, 2014, 8:56 PM Jason White, 23, arrested at 1114 W. Madison Street for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. June 23, … Continue reading

Special Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Appointment, Employment And Compensation Of A Village Manager, Tomorrow, June 28, 9 AM
Board Meetings / Government / Notifications

Special Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Appointment, Employment And Compensation Of A Village Manager, Tomorrow, June 28, 9 AM

Friday, June 27, 2014 A special meeting of the Village Board of Trustees is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9 AM, at the Village Chambers (125 S. 5th Avenue) to discuss “the appointment, employment and compensation of a Village Manager (Village Manager Candidates for Initial Interviews).” VFP Continue reading