LETTERS: Atlantis Shrimp House Owner: ‘My Comments Were Misquoted’
Letters

LETTERS: Atlantis Shrimp House Owner: ‘My Comments Were Misquoted’

Thursday, June 30, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews ||@village_free   This letter references the article, “With Good Food and Low Prices, Maywood Shrimp House Passes ‘First Year’ Test,” which was published on June 12, 2016. This the quote in question: “I believe black businesses can do business together,” he said. “I’m tired of other nationalities coming into our communities … Continue reading

JOBS: Maywood Seeking Part-Time Police Officer — Starting Rate: $16.66/HR
Jobs / Notification / Policing

JOBS: Maywood Seeking Part-Time Police Officer — Starting Rate: $16.66/HR

Thursday, June 30, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || @village_free  The Maywood Police Department is looking for part-time certified police officers. The position starts at $16.66 an hour for certified part-time officers with less than 5 years in grade. Those with more than 5 years start at $17.35 an hour. All applications and/or resumes are … Continue reading

Melrose Park Man Recorded Sex Assaults of 14-year-old Girl to Force Her Silence, Cops Say
Crime / Township News

Melrose Park Man Recorded Sex Assaults of 14-year-old Girl to Force Her Silence, Cops Say

Rodolfo Salazar, 39, of Melrose Park, was charged this week with predatory criminal sexual assault and child pornography. | Courtesy Cook County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, June 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free  A Melrose Park man has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor on multiple occasions, recording the assaults and then … Continue reading

Big Changes to Harrison St., Bataan Dr., 1st Ave. Proposed By IDOT
Government / Infrastructure

Big Changes to Harrison St., Bataan Dr., 1st Ave. Proposed By IDOT

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews || @village_free || UPDATED: 6:16 p.m. At a June 23 Maywood I-290 Advisory Working Group Meeting, Pete Harmet, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s chief of programming, laid out IDOT’s preferred option among the two that are in contention to be included in the final version of an estimated … Continue reading

East Hoops Legend To Be Chicagoland Sports Hall of Famer | Lady Pirates Deemed Champions
Noted / Sports

East Hoops Legend To Be Chicagoland Sports Hall of Famer | Lady Pirates Deemed Champions

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR ||@maywoodnews || @village_free James “Papa” Brewer — who led the Proviso East Pirates men’s varsity basketball team to its first state championship in 1969 before going on to a standout career at the University of Minnesota and, eventually, in the NBA — will be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall … Continue reading

Enough: Illinois Budget Standoff Must Be Resolved, Says State-Journal Register
Editorial / Fiscally Speaking / Government / Politics

Enough: Illinois Budget Standoff Must Be Resolved, Says State-Journal Register

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 || By State-Journal Register Editorial Board  Approximately 65 Illinois daily and weekly newspapers are running editorials today through the beginning of July, many on their front pages, on the need for an end to the state budget standoff. The State Journal-Register editorial board shared this editorial and urged other newspapers to … Continue reading

Maywood Old Timers Picnic Turns 20 | Summer Meals Off to Hot Start
Community Notebook / Events

Maywood Old Timers Picnic Turns 20 | Summer Meals Off to Hot Start

Merque Polk, 93, enjoys an Old Timers Picnic held in 2014. The event will be held this year on Aug. 20. | File Tuesday, June 28, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR ||@maywoodnews || @village_free This year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the annual Maywood Old Timers Picnic, one of Maywood’s most anticipated community-wide events that … Continue reading