Update: Early Morning Raid Nets  Arrests, Drugs and Relief for Businesses, Says Chief
Business / Crime / Policing

Update: Early Morning Raid Nets Arrests, Drugs and Relief for Businesses, Says Chief

Pumpkin’s Place, 1426 S. 5th Ave. in  Maywood, where a raid early Thursday morning took place in apartments above the business. Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said the business gets a bad reputation because of the violence in the area.  Friday, July 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free   An early morning raid conducted … Continue reading

Melrose Park Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Closes Abruptly
Business / Food

Melrose Park Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Ruby Tuesday in Melrose Park, which closed this week. | zomato.com Friday, July 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free   Ironically enough, as the Chicago Tribune reports, “Tuesday was the last day you could eat at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Illinois.” The restaurant has 10 locations across the state, including one in Melrose Park, … Continue reading

BREAKING: Early Morning Police Raid Above Maywood Restaurant, July 28
Crime / Policing

BREAKING: Early Morning Police Raid Above Maywood Restaurant, July 28

The outside of Pumpkin’s Place in Maywood. Law enforcement officials raided the space above the restaurant early Thursday morning, according to Maywood police.  Thursday, July 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free   Law enforcement officials with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force conducted an early morning raid Thursday above Pumpkin’s Place, 1426 S. 5th Ave., … Continue reading

How a Maywood Churchgoer’s Faith Turned Into Action Became an Annual Event
Community Development / Community Notebook / Events

How a Maywood Churchgoer’s Faith Turned Into Action Became an Annual Event

Members of the Proviso West Marching Band perform during the 2014 Health and Awareness Fair and Parade, held outside of Miracle Revival Center in Maywood. The event often features free medical services, below, among other resources. This year’s fair and parade, the 11th one, could also be the last for its founder and organizer, Bonnie Stegall. | … Continue reading

Maywood Man Charged With Murder | Off-Duty Cop Cleared of Wrongdoing in 2012 Shooting
Crime

Maywood Man Charged With Murder | Off-Duty Cop Cleared of Wrongdoing in 2012 Shooting

Thursday, July 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free  || UPDATE: 2:05 p.m. A man who was questioned in relation to multiple murders in Maywood and who was reportedly shot in the village last May has been charged with “first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon,” the Chicago Tribune … Continue reading

Maywood Fest Planned for September, With or Without Events Commission
Community Development / Events / Government

Maywood Fest Planned for September, With or Without Events Commission

A music performance under the gazebo inside Fred Hampton Park, 300 Fred Hampton Way, directly behind the Maywood Police Station and the Maywood Public Library. There could be more music coming to that space in September, when Maywood Fest is scheduled to take place after years of not happening. | Photo: artistrecord.com Wednesday, July 27, 2016 … Continue reading

Maywood Voters to Weigh In on Video Gaming  During Nov. 8 Election
Business / Government / Maywood Politics

Maywood Voters to Weigh In on Video Gaming During Nov. 8 Election

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain  || @maywoodnews || @village_free || UPDATED: 11:40 p.m. At a regular board meeting Tuesday night, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted 4-2 to approve a resolution that would put the question of whether the board should adopt an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any new Class M liquor licenses, which are … Continue reading