‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals
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‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals

Christopher Jackson and Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Saturday inside of Stairway of the Stars in Maywood. |  William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  March 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Alvin Ailey instructor and Chicago native Christopher Jackson guided Maywood Fine Arts dancers through a rehearsal of “Sleeping Beauty’s” … Continue reading

Maywood Library Club Produces 13-Year-Old Chess Champion
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Maywood Library Club Produces 13-Year-Old Chess Champion

Gordon Hanson, center, with Rickover tournament participants (left to right): Kaitlyn Franco, Jocelyn Gutierrez, Roslyn Gutierrez, Dimitri Stubblefield, Jalen Jones, Yanni Smith and Carter Dawson. | Submitted photo Thursday, February 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 2 p.m. The Maywood Library Chess Club meets every week at the Maywood Public Library under … Continue reading

Big Events Around Town During Black History Month
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Big Events Around Town During Black History Month

A group of students from Emerson Elementary School in Maywood tour the West Town Museum of Cultural History as the museum’s curator, Jeri Stenson, shows one of the the facility’s many historic objects. | District 89  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Throughout February, fourth grade students from various schools in … Continue reading

Check Out This Cool History of Melrose Park’s Kiddieland
Arts & Culture / History / Township News

Check Out This Cool History of Melrose Park’s Kiddieland

Kiddieland’s Little Dipper. | The Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal Monday, January 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal recently posted a rather exhaustive history of that late, great icon of all things suburban nostalgia — Kiddieland in Melrose Park. The park was the Depression-era creation … Continue reading

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun
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50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

CAN I (STILL) HAVE THIS DANCE?: Lois and Ernie Baumann have some fun inside of the new Stairway of the Stars dance studio in Maywood. Below, the couple’s wedding photos from 50 years ago. The wedding was postponed because of the Blizzard of 1967, the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago. || Top, William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | … Continue reading

Triton Professor to Debut Award-Winning Documentary at Siskel Center on Jan. 21
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Triton Professor to Debut Award-Winning Documentary at Siskel Center on Jan. 21

Badlands National Park in South Dakota, which is the backdrop of Triton College professor Seth McClellan’s award-winning documentary, “Little Wound’s Warriors.” | Below: Seth McCellan || Photos submitted   Friday, January 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Filmmaker Seth McClellan remembers the first time he took a trip to Badlands National Park in … Continue reading