Business Spotlight: Maple Tree Child Learning Center
Business / Community Development / Education

Business Spotlight: Maple Tree Child Learning Center

A classroom inside Maple Tree Child Learning Center in Maywood, where Gladys Freelon (below left), has long been instrumental. | Photo: Michael Romain Wednesday, September 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Gladys Freelon, a longtime Maywood resident and retired schoolteacher (she worked at Irving Middle School when it was still Irving Elementary), may be a … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Notification

LLOC Meeting Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 7 PM (Agenda Packet Inside)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  A Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled to take place tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 PM, at 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items to be discussed, include (for the full agenda, click here): 1) The appointment of Cheryl Ealey-Cross to the Board of Fire … Continue reading

Proviso East Class of 1975’s 40th Reunion, October 9 – 11, 2015
Community Notebook / Events / Press Release

Proviso East Class of 1975’s 40th Reunion, October 9 – 11, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  The Proviso East Class of 1975 will celebrate its 40th Reunion this October.  All Proviso East Class of 1975 Classmates are encouraged to register early. Maywood, IL — The Proviso East Class of 1975 will celebrate its 40th Reunion on Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, at the Chicago Marriott Oakbrook. … Continue reading

At the Corner of 19th Ave. and St. Charles, an Urban Ministry is Changing the Built Environment and Battling Perceptions
Community Notebook / Religion

At the Corner of 19th Ave. and St. Charles, an Urban Ministry is Changing the Built Environment and Battling Perceptions

Bishop Reginald Saffo directing a prayer gathering he facilitated last Saturday, Sept. 26, in Maywood. Below: Participants in the communal prayer at the corner of 19th Ave. and St. Charles. || Photo: Michael Romain  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD | Bishop Reginald Saffo is used to the hype about this corner of … Continue reading

FREE Mammograms; First Congregational’s Rummage Sale to Pop Up; Resource Fair; MFA’s Pumpkin Patch Parade Draws Near; Library Events; More
Events

FREE Mammograms; First Congregational’s Rummage Sale to Pop Up; Resource Fair; MFA’s Pumpkin Patch Parade Draws Near; Library Events; More

Participants at a rummage sale that First Congregational church held in the past. The church will be hosting its annual event next Saturday, Oct. 3. | Photo provided courtesy First Congregational Church of Maywood.  Saturday, September 26, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  First Congregational’s Annual Rummage Sale takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 AM … Continue reading

Horse Races At Bankrupt Maywood Park Face Cancellation — Wall Street Journal
Economic Development / Reading from Around the Web / Sports / Township News

Horse Races At Bankrupt Maywood Park Face Cancellation — Wall Street Journal

Saturday, September 26, 2015 || Originally Published: Wall Street Journal || 9/23/15 || By Katy Stech An advocacy group within Illinois’s horse-racing industry is fighting to save live racing at the financially struggling Maywood Park track (pictured left) for the rest of the year. The Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association is fighting a court battle against … Continue reading

BREAKING: Drug Raid Conducted on Maywood Building This Morning, Sept. 23; Police Investigating Monday Night Shooting
Breaking News / Crime / Policing

BREAKING: Drug Raid Conducted on Maywood Building This Morning, Sept. 23; Police Investigating Monday Night Shooting

The 1000 block of South 5th Ave. Google Maps. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 || By Michael Romain  A major raid was conducted on a building at 1004 S. 5th Ave. this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 23, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. Talley said the raid was carried out by a Cook County drug task … Continue reading