Category: Breaking News

Former Maywood Resident Killed in Walgreens Parking Lot Shooting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

A former resident of Maywood was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Walgreens drugstore in Schaumburg, where the man had recently moved. The shooting happened at around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 14, the Daily Herald reports.

The victim, 37-year-old Quentin D. Tillison, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge just after 2 a.m. on Aug. 15. The Herald cites local authorities and the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death a homicide.

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Bellwood Man Dies After Fire on Saturday

Sunday, August 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

One man has died from injuries related to a fire that happened on Saturday evening in Bellwood, according to authorities.

According to dispatch records, a one-alarm fire was reported at 218 Englewood Ave. in Bellwood on Aug. 12 at around 6:14 p.m.

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Maywood Housing Authority in Financial Trouble, Says Director

Thursday, August 10, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During her annual report presented at a Legal, License and Committee Meeting held on Aug. 9, Tiffany Robinson, the executive director of the Maywood Housing Authority, announced that the federally funded authority is in serious financial trouble related to incidents of theft and misconduct that happened over a decade ago.

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Maywood Park District Hires New Executive Director

Lonette HallWednesday, August 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Maywood Park District has hired a new executive director, according to a press release issued by Park District Board President Dawn Rone on Aug. 2.

The district hired Lonette Hall (pictured) to succeed former executive director Antonette Dorris, who announced earlier this year that she would not request an extension of her one-year contract that expired in July.

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Man Who Led Police on High Speed Chase June 17 Faces Multiple Charges

Police LightsFriday, July 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A man who led police on a high speed chase on July 17 is now facing four charges. On early Monday morning, at around 4:10 a.m., Maywood patrol officers spotted a red Chevrolet Impala with an Illinois license that had reportedly been stolen from Chicago during an aggravated vehicular hijacking.

When police officers “attempted to position their patrol units to curb the offending vehicle, the driver accelerated at a high rate of speed and refused to stop for enforcement attempts,” according to a statement released by  Maywood police on July 17.

The driver, later identified as Keshoun Crofton, led police on a high speed chase through surrounding suburbs before abandoning his vehicle at Grand Ave. and Oak St. in River Grove. He was apprehended by officers after a short foot chase

Crofton reportedly “displayed and fired a handgun in the direction of pursuing Maywood police vehicles,” according to a July 21 police statement. Police apprehended Crofton at Grand Avenue and Oak Street in River Grove.

After an investigation of the incident by Maywood police, Crofton was charged with aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Crofton was transported to the Circuit Court of County 4th Municipal District in Maywood, where his bond was set at $90,000. He’s due to appear in court on July 26, police say. VFP

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Police Apprehend Suspected Carjacker After High Speed Chase on July 17

Police tapeMonday, July 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Maywood police are currently investigating a reported carjacking that happened early Monday morning, according to a statement the department released on July 17.

At around 4:10 a.m, police say, Maywood patrol officers spotted a red Chevrolet Impala with an Illinois license that had reportedly been stolen from Chicago during an aggravated vehicular hijacking. The release doesn’t indicate where in the village officers observed the carjacking.

When police officers “attempted to position their patrol units to curb the offending vehicle, the driver accelerated at a high rate of speed and refused to stop for enforcement attempts,” the release stated.

The driver then led police on a high speed chase through surrounding suburbs before abandoning his vehicle at Grand Ave. and Oak St. in River Grove. He was apprehended by officers after a short foot chase.

Maywood police said they’re still investigating the matter. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Det. Vargas or Lt. Diaz at (708) 450-4471 or email ddiaz@maywoodpolice-il.org or lvargas@maywoodpolice-il.org. VFP

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