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Area Leaders React To Florida Mass Shooting

Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students being led out of a high school in Parkland, Fla., after a Feb. 14 mass shooting. | Getty Images 

The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, garnered some reaction among local community leaders, particularly in area schools.

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A Winter Produce Market Pops Up In Maywood, Looks To Come Back

Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Dozens of Maywood residents, and even some people from other towns, flowed in and out of the village’s Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 17, for a first-of-its-kind winter pop-up produce market.

Shoppers perused the makeshift bazaar, which featured greens, snap peas, carrots, tomatoes, apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes and other fresh produce.

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Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Proviso East Gets New Football Coach

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Proviso East High School has a new varsity football coach — a teacher who, although highly qualified for the position, was not the candidate many community members had in mind for the job.

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Maywood Man Gets 16-year Prison Term For Weapon Charges In DuPage County

Friday, February 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Michael H. Jones | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

A Maywood man was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison on Feb. 15 after he pleaded guilty to “two counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a street gang member,” according to the Chicago Tribune and multiple other media outlets.

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Letters: On Gun Violence, ‘The Answer To Our Prayers Is Action’

Friday, February 16, 2018 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews 

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go to the Parkland, Florida community. These horrible events remind us of the importance of evaluating and implementing our practices to keep our students, teachers, support staff and maintenance safe and secure.

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Bellwood Mayor Honored For Helping A Student Having A Seizure During East-West Game

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bellwood mayor Andre Harvey, who was honored during a Feb. 13 D209 meeting. | Screenshot 

During a regular meeting on Feb. 13, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board honored Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey for his efforts to help a student who was having a seizure at a Proviso East vs. Proviso West basketball game on Feb. 3.

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