Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free
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Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free

Maywood native and fashion designer Cassie Dodd wears a gown she created. Below, she poses with models donning her clothing line, which includes gowns she’s designed for prom. | Submitted photos  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Cassie Dodd, a Maywood native, actress and full-time fashion designer, recently hosted a show … Continue reading

‘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