Maywood Trustee Wants Streets Named After Northica Stone, Eugene Moore

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Northica Stone, left, and Eugene Moore. | File

A Maywood trustee wants two streets in the village named after some prominent residents, one of whom died last month.

During a regular meeting on June 5, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon asked his board colleagues to consider naming the corner of 5th Ave. and St. Charles in honor of Northica Stone, and a portion of 11th Ave., right off of Adams St., in honor of Eugene Moore.

Stone is the founder the West Town Museum of Cultural History, located at 104 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood. Since the 1980s, she had been executive director of the museum’s parent organization, Operation Uplift, a nonprofit that focuses on job training and skills development. Stone died in May at 89.

Moore, a former Proviso Township trustee, state representative for the 7th District and Cook County Recorder of Deeds, died in 2016 at 73.

“We continue to see so many of our major giants leave,” said Brandon during the June 5 meeting. He requested that village attorney Michael Jurusik return to the board with information on the process of getting the streets named in Moore’s and Stone’s honor.

Among other requirements, requests for honorary street designations must be accompanied by a petition supporting the measure signed by 51 percent of “the abutting property owners of the portion of the street proposed for designation,” according to village filing guidelines.

In 2014, the board modified the process for honorary street designations, requiring proposals to be approved by the Board of Trustees after they go before the Traffic and Safety Commission. VFP 

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3 thoughts on “Maywood Trustee Wants Streets Named After Northica Stone, Eugene Moore

  1. Maywood need to concentrate on fixing the actual STREETS and CRIME instead of street names! Perfect example of focusing on the wrong things.

  2. I think it would be a good idea to have the street on St. Charles Rd. and 5th Ave. named after Northrica Stone, who was the founder of Operation Uplift and West Town Museum of Cultural History. She left a huge impact in the village of Maywood, and Maywood needs to honor a woman who made a big difference with her community.

    I remember visiting the museum two years ago. First was the tour of the village of Maywood and was completely blown away by the history and cultural of Maywood for African-Americans. Second, was watching two documentaries by Derek & David Grace. (Pirate Pride and On The Frontline) I also hope that they can upgrade the building into the state of the art and get some sponsors to invest into the museum.

    Please the trustees of Maywood, make this happen!

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