Briefly: Operation Uplift Needs You; Property Fraud Talk Jan. 20, 6 PM; Jazz In Maywood; Library Events; More

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Maywood Chamber of Commerce leaders Audrey Jaycox and Edwin Walker IV, with Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System. | File

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR

The Maywood Chamber of Commerce will host a public discussion, featuring Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, on property and mortgage fraud, which is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes. Frausters often target paid-for homes that have no mortgage.

Learn how to protect your real estate against property fraud. Also, learn about a special discount program especially for veterans.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 || 6 PM to 8 PM || Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL || Refreshments provided || For more info, or to register, call 708.345.7077

Operation Uplift Needs Your Help

Northica Stone, President:CEO of Operation Uplift

Northica Stone, founder and CEO of Operation Uplift. | File

Northica Stone, President and CEO of Maywood’s Operation Uplift, Edward Millon, Chairman of the Board and L. Jeri Stenson, Curator of the West Town Museum of Cultural History, are reaching out to the members of the community, particularly alumnae and anyone who has benefited from the services and resources offered by Uplift and the Museum.

“We are asking for much-needed monetary donations to keep our doors open,” said Mrs. Stone.

Uplift has served the people of the western suburbs for more than 40 years. The museum, established by Stone in 1995, offers a plethora of information for anyone involved in historic preservation, research and exhibits through its archives of photos, videos, oral histories, etc.

“We desperately need your help now to continue,” added Museum Curator Stenson. “Uplift and the Museum area vital resources to the area.”

Checks made payable to Operation Uplift can be sent directly to 104 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood, Il 60153 and all money raised will be used to cover the daily operating expenses.

For more information you can call 708-289-4955 (ask for Jeri) and 708-516-0628 (ask for Mrs. N. Stone).

ACA Enrollment || Jan. 23, 12 PM to 6 PM

Dear Community Partners,

Open enrollment in insurance plans under the ACA ends on January 31st.  Insurance coverage will be critical this year because of steep penalties for individuals without coverage.

If you do not sign up in 2016

The fee is calculated two different ways — as a percentage

of your household income, and per person. You’ll pay

whichever is higher.

Percentage of income:

* 2.5% of household income

* Maximum: Bronze plan for an individual is $207 per

person per month and $1035 per month for a family of

five or more

Per person Penalty:

* $695 per adult (Annual)

* $347.50 per child under 18 (Annual)

* Maximum: $2,085

Westlake Hospital want to help you get the coverage you need.  We will be hosting an Open Enrollment Fair on Saturday, January 23rd from Noon to 6:00 pm in the Registration/Admissions area of the hospital.  Please see the attached flyer for further details.  Encourage everyone you know who is without medical insurance coverage to attend this important event.  Please feel free to distribute the attached flyers.

Jazz in Maywood || Jan. 30 || 6 PM

Jazz in Maywood January

Upcoming Maywood Library Events

Maywood Public Library

Utility Bill Clinic

The office of State Representative Chris Welch, along with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), will provide a utility bill clinic on Monday, February 22nd, from 4:30-6:30 pm in room 201 of the Maywood Public Library District. Those who attend may bring their bills for electricity, gas, or telephone for consultation by C.U.B.’s experts.  To learn more about C.U.B., please visit their website at

Mo Beat Blues

On Saturday, February 20th, at 11:30 am, Mo Beat Blues will perform in room 201 of the Maywood Public Library District.  Along with music, Mo Beat Blues will also discuss the history of Blues, an African American form of music.

How Will I Achieve My Goals: Book Signing and Presentation

Regina R. Carver, a Certified Life Coach, will be visiting the Maywood Public Library District on Saturday, February 27th, at 12:00 noon, to discuss the ideas in her book, How Will I Achieve My Goals: Six Simple Steps to Proven Success. Books will be available for purchase. This event will take place on the third floor of the Carnegie Building in room 201.

Quilting: Step-By-Step Instruction

If you are interested in learning how to construct quilts, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at the Library by calling 708-343-1847, and ask for Information Services. The Quilting class meets at the Maywood Public Library District on every Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm in rooms 201 and 202.

Instructions in Sewing

People who are interested in learning some of the basic skills involved in constructing clothing will want to take this free class in rooms 201 and 202 of the Maywood Public Library District on Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm.  Space is limited. In order to begin taking classes, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at 708-343-1847. VFP

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