Category: Breaking News

Funeral Services For Northica Stone Set

Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Northica Stone, during an Operation Uplift luncheon several years ago. | File  

Funeral arrangements for Northica Stone — the former executive director of the nonprofit Operation Uplift and founder of the West Town Museum of Cultural History who died last week at 85 after a long illness — have been arranged.

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Rev. Wallace Wyatt Sykes, Revered Maywood Religious Leader, Dies At 94

Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5/20/18

Featured image: Rev. Wallace W. Sykes, center, during an event at his Maywood church in 2016. | File 

Rev. Wallace Wyatt Sykes, the longtime pastor of the more than century-old Second Baptist Church in Maywood — who was so influential in the village that a portion of Washington Boulevard, as well as a post office, were named in his honor — died on Saturday. He was 94 years old.

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Broadview Man Dies In May 14 Crash On I-55

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6:38 p.m.

Featured image: The scene of a May 14 crash that resulted in the death of a Broadview man. | Justin Ritz/WCSJ 

A Broadview man was fatally injured in a multi-vehicle collision on May 14, according to a report by WSPY News.

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Maywood Man Arrested After Threatening Elementary School

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Willie Little, who was arrested on May 14 for assaulting a principal and threatening a Maywood school. | Maywood Police Department 

A Maywood man was arrested on May 14 after he confronted a principal and threatened those in attendance at a local grade school, according to Maywood police.

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Northica Stone, Founder of West Town Museum of Cultural History, Dies At 85

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Northica Stone during an event in Maywood several years ago. | File

Northica Hillery Stone, who as the longtime head of the nonprofit Operation Uplift and founder of the West Town Museum of Cultural History in Maywood served for decades as the chief archivist of local memories and legacies, died on May 16.

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Melrose Park 12-Year-Old Dies After Passing Out At School On May 11

Saturday, May 12, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Joshua Acosta, 12, who died on May 11 after fainting in his Northlake classroom. | Photo: Acosta family 

Family members are mourning a 12-year-old boy who fainted at his school on May 11 and never regained consciousness, according to multiple reports.

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Madison St. Partially Shut Down After Police Pursuit Ends In Multi-Car Crash

Friday, May 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:53 p.m.

Featured image: Madison St. shut down after a multi-car collision that resulted from a police pursuit on May 4. | Shanel Romain 

Law enforcement officials are still piecing together the circumstances of a multiple-vehicle crash that happened not long after 8 p.m. in Maywood, according to several eyewitnesses and emergency dispatch records.

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