WBBM Broadcast Recognizes Maywood’s Patriotic Past In Historic Soldiers Widows Home
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WBBM Broadcast Recognizes Maywood’s Patriotic Past In Historic Soldiers Widows Home

The Maywood Home for Soldiers Widows after improvements were made to the building’s exterior last year. | Courtesy Trustee Michael Rogers Monday, May 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 5/31/16  To recognize Memorial Day, WBBM set its sights on Maywood’s historic Home for Soldiers Widows, 224 S. First Avenue. The “beautiful red brick Georgian … Continue reading

Milestones: Maywood Senior Helps Raise $250 For Flint Water Effort | Mayor Completes Juvenile Justice Seminar
Community Notebook / Crime / Noted / Policing

Milestones: Maywood Senior Helps Raise $250 For Flint Water Effort | Mayor Completes Juvenile Justice Seminar

George Robinson speaks during an April 19 village board meeting, where he was recognized by Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh, below left, for his efforts at raising more than $250 for the residents of Flint, Michigan. | Courtesy Larry Shapiro Saturday, May 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain  When Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh spoke … Continue reading

Bellwood Felon Among Buyers Of Guns Sold  Illegally By Indiana Man
Crime / Policing / Township News

Bellwood Felon Among Buyers Of Guns Sold Illegally By Indiana Man

Friday, May 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 12:36 a.m. An investigation conducted by the Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force, in cooperation with the Bellwood Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies, has found that an  Indiana man, Willie Lee Biles, Jr., may have sold guns purchased from licensed dealers in that … Continue reading

Maywood Board Likely To Close Down ‘New’ Captain Fresh Farm | Video Gambling Bistro Stuck In Limbo
Business / Government

Maywood Board Likely To Close Down ‘New’ Captain Fresh Farm | Video Gambling Bistro Stuck In Limbo

The site of the ‘old’ Captain Fresh Market, which was shut down by the village earlier this year. Allegations have arisen that the new business that leases the same building, Maywood Express Market, is employing Captain Fresh workers or relatives of the former store’s owners — which is prohibited according to the conditions the new … Continue reading

Maywood Park District’s Payroll Data Has Been Breached, Says Director
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Maywood Park District’s Payroll Data Has Been Breached, Says Director

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. The Maywood Park District is dealing with a possible breach in its payroll processing procedures, according to Antoinette Dorris, the district’s executive director. In a May 17 statement, Dorris noted that the park district had been investigating a possible breach in its accounts … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, May 25, 7 PM
Board Meetings / Government / Notification

LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, May 25, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A Legal, License Ordinance and Committee (LLOC) meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. Among items to be discussed (for full agenda packet, click here): VFP 1) Discussion and consideration regarding Proviso Area … Continue reading

Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet
Arts & Culture / Lives / Noted

Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet

Craig Hall dances with ballerina Wendy Whelan during a performance in 2014.  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Craig Hall, 36, is counting the days until he executes his final tour en l’air as a soloist with the venerable New York City Ballet (NYCB). He’ll be ending his nearly 20-year career with the company in July, … Continue reading