Big Week (Feb. 28 – March 7)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

There’s a lot happening in the Proviso Township area this week. Here is just a sampling of the big events going on near you:

Close out Black History Month with a bang

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Irving Middle School, 805 S. 17th Ave., in Maywood, School District 89 will celebrate Black History with a Family Night featuring music, dance performances, soul food and more.

Vendors will have books, clothing and jewelry available for purchase. All are welcome!

Attend a groundbreaking ceremony

On Friday, March 2, 11 a.m., the Broadview Public Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony on a new facility.

Get your taxes prepped for free 

On Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s constituent services office, 10055 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester, The Center for Economic Progress will be onsite to offer free tax preparation for those who qualify. For more info, or to sign up, click here or call (773) 315-09720.

Catch a tumbling ‘Extravaganza’

On Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Atmosphere of Tumbling will present “The Legacy: From the Streets to the Mats Tumbling Extravaganza.” Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more info, call (708) 774-1776.

Talk and grow rich 

On Saturday, March 3, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Global Business Center, 840 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, enjoy free food while learning about cryptocurrency (think Bitcoin) during Go Big Accounting’s second installment in its “Money Talks Financial Forum” series.

Vote early on March 5

Early voting for the March 20 primary election will last from Monday, March 5 and until Sunday, March 19, according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

What you need to vote:

  • Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot vote on Election Day.
  • Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.  Providing an ID can also speed up the process because we have ID card readers at every check-in station.

According to the Clerk, “You can register to vote at all early vote sites and any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.”

For early voting locations, click here.

Get plugged into the right network with the Bellwood Chamber

On Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., at Richards Graphic Communications, Inc., 2700 Van Buren St. in Bellwood, the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Semi-Annual Membership General Meeting.

Peter Tsiolis, the president of Strategic Project Management, will be deliver the keynote address after a tour, networking and chamber updates. RSVP by March 2 at or call (773) 397-6646. For more info, visit

Enjoy a chili night out

On Wednesday, March 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lindop School’s cafeteria, 2400 S. 18th Ave. in Broadview, the Broadview Lions Clubs will host its second annual chili night. Each bowl of chili costs $3. Beverages and snacks will be sold for an additional cost. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 or 6 for $5. For more info, contact Ashley Kough at (847) 707-6690 or ashley.barys@gmail.comVFP 

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