Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump
History / Noted / Politics

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump

Bill Hampton, the brother of Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of his mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White, who were the children of slaves. | William Camarg/Wednesday Journa || Below left, former Black Panther Billy Dunbar, middle, speaks with members of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club last Thursday. | … Continue reading

More Info Released on Saturday’s Funeral Procession Shooting in Maywood
Crime

More Info Released on Saturday’s Funeral Procession Shooting in Maywood

Forest Park police and emergency personnel at the corner of Madison St. and Circle in Forest Park last Saturday. | J. Martin Konecki/Facebook Tuesday, February 28, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel for the Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews Five Forest Park police officers stopped a van near Madison and Circle Avenues suspected of involvement in … Continue reading

Breaking: Melrose Park Mayor Says He Can’t Commit to Welcoming Village Ordinance
Board Meetings / Government

Breaking: Melrose Park Mayor Says He Can’t Commit to Welcoming Village Ordinance

Residents stand up in a show of support for a Welcoming Village ordinance in Melrose Park during a Feb. 27 regular board meeting. || Michael Romain/VFP Monday, February 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11:11 p.m. The atmosphere inside of a packed room at 1 N. Broadway during a regular Melrose Park board … Continue reading

Melrose Park Could Discuss Welcoming Village Ordinance at Board Meeting Tonight, Feb. 27, 6 PM
Board Meetings / Government

Melrose Park Could Discuss Welcoming Village Ordinance at Board Meeting Tonight, Feb. 27, 6 PM

Members of PASO during a Melrose Park board meeting in January. | File Monday, February 27, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Melrose Park Board of Trustees is scheduled to hold a regular meeting tonight, Monday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., at 1 N. Broadway in Melrose Park. Members of PASO – West Suburban … Continue reading

Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain
Consumer Reports / Education / Government / Legislative Update

Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain

Sunday, February 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain & Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews According to a recent study by LendEDU, which describes itself as “a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance,” 70 percent of college graduates who live in the 7th Congressional District — which covers all or parts of Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview … Continue reading

Breaking: ‘A Shooting Took Place’ During Funeral Procession in Maywood, Says Forest Park Mayor
Breaking News / Crime / Maywood Politics

Breaking: ‘A Shooting Took Place’ During Funeral Procession in Maywood, Says Forest Park Mayor

Forest Park police and emergency personnel at the corner of Madison St. and Circle in Forest Park. | J. Martin Konecki/Facebook Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews According to multiple witnesses and an official in Forest Park, a shooting took place during a funeral procession on Saturday afternoon. So far, no … Continue reading

Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One
Breaking News / Crime / Emergencies

Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One

Reinaldo Collazo, Jr. and Reinaldo Collazo, Sr. are facing charges in connection to the killing of a 16-year-old in Melrose Park last week. | Melrose Park Police Department Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to Melrose Park police, two men, a father and son, face charges relating to the Feb. … Continue reading