Category: Breaking News

Theft of Trees, Flowers, Plants Reported at Maywood Park District

Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A hole where a tree once was outside of the Maywood Park District’s headquarters. | Courtesy Dawn Williams-Rone

A string of thefts have been reported by Maywood Park District officials. According to district officials, a large tree that was planted several weeks ago went missing last week. Dawn Williams-Rone, the park district commission president, said she noticed the missing tree on the morning of Oct. 12.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Bellwood Oct. 8 After Colliding With Pace Bus

Sunday, October 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A Forest Park man was killed after colliding with a Pace bus last Sunday night at around 7:29 p.m., according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The accident happened at Mannheim and Frontage.

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Maywood Starts Demolition of a Dozen Hazardous Properties

Friday, October 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured: A multi-unit apartment building at 440 S. 14th Ave. in Maywood gets demolished on Oct. 13. | Courtesy Village of Maywood

In March, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put 12 vacant properties in the village on the path to fast-track demolition. Now, the actual demolition work has started.

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D209 Suspends Teacher Who Posted Anti-DACA Comments on Facebook

Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10/14/17

A Proviso Math and Science Academy math teacher who commented on Facebook that undocumented immigrants who have come to the U.S. as children should “go back” has been suspended without pay.

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Loyola to Acquire Berwyn Hospital as Part of Expansion Effort

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Center for Translational Research and Education located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus. |www.luc.edu 

Maywood-based Loyola Medicine has agreed to acquire MacNeal Hospital — a century-old, 368-bed community medical center based in Berwyn — along with its affiliate operations, from Tenet Healthcare Corporation, which is an international for-profit healthcare services company based in Dallas, Texas.

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No Injuries Reported in Oct. 8 Maywood House Fire

Monday, October 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:09 a.m. 

Featured image: A house on fire in the 1800 block of S. 21st Ave. | Photo courtesy Maywood Fire Department 

On Oct. 8, firefighters from Maywood and surrounding communities responded to a structure fire at a house on the 1800 block of S. 21st Ave. in Maywood. Fire departments received reports of the fire at around 6:37 p.m. on Sunday.

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Proviso East Football Team Takes a Knee; ‘We want to do what’s right,’ Coach Says

Saturday, October 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East varsity football team kneels during the National Anthem on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | Photo submitted

The entire Proviso East High School varsity football team and coaching staff joined with demonstrators across the country on Saturday when they knelt during the National Anthem before their homecoming game against the visiting Proviso West Panthers.

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