In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?
Community Notebook / History / Noted

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of … Continue reading

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3
Community Notebook / History

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3

Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. and Mike Rogers during Juneteenth reenactment last Saturday in Maywood. | Courtesy Mike Rogers Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Maywood Trustee Mike Rogers and Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. took to the steps of the Home for Soldiers Widows, at the corner … Continue reading

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer
Community Development / Community Notebook / Food

Free Summer Meal Programs to Start Feeding Kids This Summer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews During the summer, numerous social service organizations and churches will serve as free summer meal sites. Free healthy and nutritious summer meals are available for teenagers and children under 18 years old while school is out. The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the … Continue reading

Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and  Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Fred Hampton Pool Officially Opens and Proviso East Lifeguards Start Work

Newly installed lifeguards at Fred Hampton Aquatic Center prepare for a photograph with Maywood and Proviso East officials on June 12. | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, June 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a short ceremony held outside of the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 Oak St. in Maywood on June 12, a … Continue reading

Area Chambers of Commerce Install New Officials, Give Awards and Scholarships
Business / Community Notebook / Noted

Area Chambers of Commerce Install New Officials, Give Awards and Scholarships

Newly installed officers of the Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood Chambers of Commerce during a June 7 awards and scholarship banquet. | Below, Chris Kennedy, the night’s keynote speaker. || Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, June 10, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews New officers of the Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood Chambers of Commerce were installed during … Continue reading

Fraternity to Flood Maywood Streets During June 24 ‘March for Peace’
Community Notebook / Events / Noted

Fraternity to Flood Maywood Streets During June 24 ‘March for Peace’

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity walk through the streets of Chicago in March. | Andre Jamar/Andre Jamar Photography Friday, June 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews In November 2015, nearly 300 men walked through snow and rain in Chicago to send a message that they wouldn’t take the violence plaguing the city … Continue reading

Big Events Around Town | June 9 – June 17
Community Notebook / Events

Big Events Around Town | June 9 – June 17

Winslow Homer’s “A Visit from the Old Mistress” (1876), which depicts an encounter between recently freed slaves and their former mistress. Operation Uplift Inc. will host a week-long Juneteenth celebration in honor of these freed slaves later this month. Thursday, June 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Friday After Work Social || Friday, June 9 … Continue reading