Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations
Op-Ed / Religion

Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations

People worshipping during a 1-year anniversary service of Empowerment Church in March. | Below, Empowerment’s pastor, Rev. Teddy Matthews, preaches during service. || Shanel Romain/VFP Sunday, April 30, 2017 || By Rev. Teddy Matthews || @maywoodnews Starting a church is no easy task. In the beginning, we had no members, no facility, no budget. What … Continue reading

Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes
Breaking News / Business / Government / Real Estate / Religion

Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes

Saturday, April 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3:55 p.m. Less than three years after it first opened in September 2014, the Checkers at 1718 S. First Ave. in Maywood is closed. The closure seems rather abrupt, considering the store location still has a Facebook page that was active up until March 28 … Continue reading

New D209 Board Majority Sworn Into Office, Kelly Re-Assumes Presidency
Education / Politics

New D209 Board Majority Sworn Into Office, Kelly Re-Assumes Presidency

A screenshot of live video feed posted to Facebook by Proviso Together showing the slate’s four candidates getting sworn into office at PMSA on April 27.  Friday, April 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Three years after members of the Facebook group “Forest Parkers For Better Schools” met inside of Brown Cow Ice … Continue reading

Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup Saturday, April 29, 8:45 AM
Community Development / Environment / Events

Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup Saturday, April 29, 8:45 AM

Friday, April 28, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Illinois Prairie Path, which runs through many communities throughout the state (including Maywood and Bellwood), needs sprucing up! Each year, community members throughout the area come together for an annual cleanup. Join us as we clean up the Maywood and Bellwood section of the … Continue reading

At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga
Community Notebook / Events / Health / Lifestyle

At Resource Fair, Maywood Seniors Enjoy Chair Yoga

Senior citizens participate in Chair Yoga during the April 22 Ideas for Life Senior Fair held in Maywood. Below, a senior receives a free health screening. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews More than 100 senior citizens packed the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., last Saturday … Continue reading

A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market
Business / Economic Development / Government / Real Estate

A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market

The former Maywood Market, located at 615 S. 5th Ave., which closed in 2011. | Google Earth Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Less than six months after Aldi — Maywood’s only full-service grocery store — closed, another grocer is looking to move into the village. Ali Hamden, an entrepreneur who … Continue reading