Category: Community

A Year In, Proviso East Lifeguards Warming To Demands Of The Job

Thursday, June 21, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review ||@maywoodnews 

Featured image: From left: Tracy McCormick, Malcome Ross, Joshua Farley, Jennifer Medina, Chris Orego and Kyle Friend. All are lifeguards who have become certified through Proviso East’s program. | Nona Tepper 

Joshua Farley felt inspired to become a lifeguard because of the easy-going characters on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” a favorite TV show of his.

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Le Tour De Shore, Le Triomphant!

Monday, June 18, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Fine Arts co-founder Lois Baumann completed yet another Le Tour de Shore bike ride, which spans 100 miles from Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich. | Spooner Baumann 

In early 2004, after a decade of traveling to vacation in Union Pier, Mich., by car, friends Lois and Ernie Baumann, and Kay and Steve Coughlin challenged each other to ride their bicycles from the Chicago area to Michigan.

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Local Groups Unite To Help Proviso Students Pay For College

Monday, June 18, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews 

The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park and 209 Together are partnering to raise $6,000 for hard-working, college-bound students of Proviso Township District 209 High Schools through “Great Chefs Feeding College Dreams,” a fundraiser that will be held at 7 p.m. on June 28 on the rooftop of the Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St.

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5K Walk/Run Held In Maywood Helps Raise Funds For Lupus, Cancer Patients

Thursday, June 14, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Participants during the EJ Cancer Lupus Association of Proviso Township’s first annual 5K Run/Walk, held June 2 in Maywood. | Courtesy Amber Taylor

Community members from across Proviso Township and beyond gathered on June 2 at Miller Meadows in Maywood for the EJ Cancer Lupus Association of Proviso Township’s first annual 5K Run/Walk.

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Housing Forward To Re-Open Maywood Headquarters After 2017 Fire

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Moving vans outside of Housing Forward in the wake of a September 2017 fire. The nonprofit is now poised to re-open its Maywood facility. | Housing Forward 

The nonprofit Housing Forward, which helps individuals and families experiencing housing-related crises transition to stable living conditions, is reopening its Maywood headquarters at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood after a fire forced the organization to temporarily relocate to Oak Park last year.

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Westchester Food Pantry’s Needs Growing As Summer Heats Up

Monday, June 11, 2018 || Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Volunteers with the Westchester Food Pantry. | Westchester Food Pantry/Facebook

As more people from towns outside of Westchester rely on the Westchester Food Pantry’s services, some neighboring municipalities are stepping up to help the critical institution secure much-needed food and supplies. Continue reading “Westchester Food Pantry’s Needs Growing As Summer Heats Up”

Area Police Officers Host ‘Torch Run’ To Raise Money For Special Olympics

Saturday, June 9, 2018 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Police officers from area departments participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June 9. | Shanel Romain 

On Saturday, police officers from Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, Forest Park and Westchester ran more than four miles in the rain — from the Westchester Police Department in Westchester to Constitution Court in Forest Park — for a good cause.

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