Maywood Police Seek Citizen Help in Cracking Down on Illegal Dumping Violators
Crime / Environment / Policing

Maywood Police Seek Citizen Help in Cracking Down on Illegal Dumping Violators

Metal drums, along with other material, openly dumped on the grounds of a village-owned property on Wilcox. VFP File Photo. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 || By Michael Romain Police are asking residents to call (708) 450-4441 if they see or hear anything leading to arrest of violators The Maywood Police department is seeking help from residents … Continue reading

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Austin Weekly News Seeking Sales & Marketing Intern (Unpaid Position/Great on Resume)
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JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Austin Weekly News Seeking Sales & Marketing Intern (Unpaid Position/Great on Resume)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Network Your Way to a Better You in 2015 with the Austin Weekly News Austin Weekly News, a subsidiary of Oak Park-based Wednesday Journal, Inc., is seeking a  bright, enthusiastic over-achieving young person (an incoming junior or senior high school student; college student; or college alum) who is interested … Continue reading

Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit
Community Notebook / Events

Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit

The Kwanzaa celebration at Eisenhower Tower in Maywood. Photo courtesy Chief Valdimir Talley. Below, a Sherrie Chapman poses with her merchandise during the celebration at Sankofa in Chicago’s Austin community held on the same day. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 7:52 PM Since its creation … Continue reading

The Hunt for America’s Oldest Man Focuses in on Maywood Deacon
Community Notebook / Lives / Noted

The Hunt for America’s Oldest Man Focuses in on Maywood Deacon

Supercentenarian Wash Wesley greets family members at a 2013 birthday celebration. Photo by Chicago Sun-Times. Monday, December 29, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 8:23 PM The death of 110-year-old Rockford man means the title of America’s oldest male is up for grabs With the death last week of Conrad Johnson, a Rockford man who … Continue reading

District 209 Board Race Shaping Up to be a Battle of Opposing Visions
Education / Elections / Maywood Politics

District 209 Board Race Shaping Up to be a Battle of Opposing Visions

Monday, December 29, 2014 || By Michael Romain The race to fill the three vacancies on the District 209 Board of Education may turn out to be among the most interesting local races in next year’s election. That race features two strong slates and one relatively unknown candidate from Melrose Park–Cheryl Anderson. Next year’s school board election … Continue reading

Celebrate Kwanzaa for FREE at These Events Across Town
Community Notebook / Events

Celebrate Kwanzaa for FREE at These Events Across Town

Saturday, December 27, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR *Please note: *Doors open at all events  ½ hour before listed times. || *The Dusable Museum is having a candle lighting ceremony all 7 days from 12-1pm. Saturday, December 27:  Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) 4-6pm Afri-Ware Book Store  1701 S. 1st ave. Maywood, 60153 (Eisenhower Building) Hosted by Afri-Ware and … Continue reading