Category: Communities

Maywood Nonprofit: Homeless Shelters Filled Up As Some Left Out In The Cold

Monday, January 15, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A resource card produced by Housing Forward that workers with the nonprofit often hand out to people experiencing homelessness. | Alexa Rogals 

Last Thursday, Lynda Schueler, the executive director of the Maywood-based nonprofit Housing Forward, issued what amounted to an emergency all-points bulletin by email to significant stakeholders in Housing Forward’s PADS shelter program with an urgent appeal for reinforcements in the fight against homelessness.

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Proviso Idol Winners Crowned

Monday, December 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Proviso Idol participants during the Dec. 2 final competition at Proviso West. | Courtesy Proviso Township 

Nine area young people competed for cash prizes in the 8th annual Proviso Idol competition, held Dec. 2 at Proviso West High School School in Hillside. The first-place winners in each of the four divisions won $700 in cash.

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Maywood Youths Create Quilts for Non-Violence

Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jemena Johnson and her brother hold up their anti-violence illustrations during a quilt-making project on Dec. 2 in Maywood. | Michael Romain /VFP 

Jemena Johnson, 7, has a novel concept, which she painted out on a poster as part of a collaborative arts project initiated by local community groups.

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Maywood Christmas Tree Lighting Features Reindeer

Sunday, December 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A live reindeer at the Dec. 1 Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Maywood. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

At least 100 people converged near 5th Ave. and St. Charles Rd. in Maywood on Dec. 1 to celebrate the lighting of Maywood’s official Christmas tree. The event featured food, ice sculptures, live entertainment and … live reindeer.

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Quinn Center, Seeking Director, Wins $25K Award from Loyola

Monday, November 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students engaged in a summer enrichment program at Quinn Community Center in Maywood. | Courtesy Quinn Community Center 

The Quinn Community Center at St. Eulalia Church, located at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, recently won Loyola University Chicago’s annual Martyrs Award, which “honors the memory of eight Universidad Centroamericana martyrs, six of which were Jesuit priests, who were murdered in 1989 for their commitment to social justice,” according to a Loyola statement.

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At Bellwood Bonfire, A Sisterhood Heats Up

Monday, November 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The founders of Lādē Incorporated, a Bellwood nonprofit: Jessica Cox, Tamara Wallace and Marquetta Williams. | Shanel Romain 

In 2015, while living in Atlanta, Tamara Wallace, 27, had hit a low point.

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Bellwood’s 30th Ave. To Be Renamed After Owner of People Cab on Nov. 18

Monday, November 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, along with other village officials, will be on hand to rename 30th Ave. in Bellwood after J.W. Scott, the longtime owner of People Cab, 238 Mannheim Rd. in Bellwood.

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