Briefly: Maywood Fire Fighters Pull Man From Crashed Semi; Lady Pirates In Sectional; I-290 Working Group Meeting; Honoring Jeremy Williams; More

Maywood Crash III

Two trucks that collided on I-290 on Feb. 23. One person was injured before being extracted from the vehicle by Maywood firefighters. | Maywood Fire Department

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Two trucks collided on I-290 Tuesday, Feb. 23, at approximately 9:30 AM. The vehicles, a dump truck and a tractor trailer, were traveling westbound between 17th and 21st Avenues, according to Maywood Fire Department officials.

After Maywood Fire Fighters removed a man from one of the vehicles, he was rushed to nearby Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh said he was the only person injured and the two trucks were the only vehicles involved in the crash. Bronaugh said he didn’t know the extent of the driver’s injuries.

[SPORTS] Congratulations to 2016 Regional Champion Lady Pirates || Next game: Feb. 25, 7 PM @ Lyons

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With a 64-42 win over Hinsdale Central, the Proviso East High School Lady Pirates were crowned 2016 regional champions. For info on their next game see below:

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[INFRASTRUCTURE] Second Meeting of the Maywood Advisory Working Group || Feb. 25, 6 PM to 8 PM

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Online Housing Counseling Certification 

Homestead_ExemptionThe Oak Park Regional Housing Center has joined with eHome America to provide comprehensive online education for your clients. This online education qualifies clients for down payment assistance programs and other mortgage products requiring HUD-Certified counseling.

Along with online homebuyer education, your clients will have a housing counselor from our West Cook Homeownership Center to work with them 1-on-1 as well to further prepare them for homeownership.

eHome America is a non-profit partner that has provided more than 100,000 prospective homebuyers with high quality education.

Working with our West Cook Homeownership Center, eHome America online counseling is:

  • Convenient – Clients have 24/7 access to counseling. They can stop and continue at any point along the training.
  • Accessible – No travel is required, just an internet connection.
  • Bi-Lingual – Training is available in English or Spanish.
  • Trusted – Trainings use NeighborWorks America’s acclaimed “Realizing the American Dream” curriculum and endorsed by IHDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Services.
  • Faster – The average home buyer needs 6.5 hours to complete the course. Over 95% ofthose who register complete the course in a timely manner.

The West Cook Homeownership Center’s model is unique among housing counseling organizations. We align all of the steps of home buying into a goal-oriented, customer-centric, seamless process. At each step, the potential homebuyer is educated and counseled to be a thoughtful, informed consumer, all with an eye toward financial security and a successful long-term outcome.

Our online clients are fully prepared for the next step in the home buying process – closing on a home with you!

For more info, click here.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE I-290 NOISE WALL PROCESS

IDOT Noise Wall

In the fall of 2015, IDOT completed a traffic noise analysis for the project. The analysis concluded that certain areas along the expressway could benefit from a noise wall. IDOT hosted and participated in informational forums for property owners and occupants in October, November and December of 2015. View the presentation, exhibits, and noise wall simulation video presented at the forums. In November, IDOT initiated the noise wall voting process, which is anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2016. For more info, click here.

Black History Month Open Talent Showcase || Feb. 26, 7:30 PM || Broadview Park District

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Honoring Jeremy Williams || Feb. 27

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A #JWill Cancer Awareness/Fundraiser basketball game is planned in honor of late Proviso East Pirate Jeremy Williams, who died last month after a brave battle with cancer. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 27. Doors will open at 4:30 PM and the game will start at 5 PM.

Those who donate will receive tax acknowledgment letters. There will also be blue, red, black and white t-shirts available for purchase at $20 each.

A Day Of Remembrance For Gun Violence Victims || Feb. 27, 2 PM || Maywood Public Library

Duncan and Porter Pose During a Break from Tending to Garden

We will be remembering the many men and women who have lost their lives from the hands of another. Gun violence is destroying many homes and leaving many of them empty. But the day will be about those that are still living, the parents, grandparents and sibling of murdered victims. We honor them and want them to know that they are not alone and that their sons and daughters lives mattered! Please join us Saturday, Feb. 27, from 2 PM to 5 PM, at Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood. (Phyllis Duncan, Founder, Mothers Against Murdered Sons, pictured above right).

Live Jazz In Maywood || Feb. 27, 6 PM || T&JJ’s

Chuck Webb

7th District State Rep Candidates Forum || Feb. 29, 7 PM || Broadview Park District

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