Category: Communities

Broadview Declares Sept. 25 Autism Day

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Debra Vines, founder of The Answer Inc., and her son, Jason, who is autistic. | Photo courtesy Debra Vines

Earlier this month, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson presented Debra Vines, the founder of the Answer Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support services for autistic individuals and their families, with a proclamation declaring Sept. 25 Autism Day in Broadview.

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Vigil Planned Sept. 30 for Teen Murdered in Maywood

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A photo of Michael Jones that was on the teen’s obituary.

Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS), a local support group for grieving parents who have lost children to violence, is planning a vigil for slain 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones, who was fatally shot multiple times on Aug. 30 while walking in Maywood.

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Maywood Fest Unites Village, Pleases Taste Buds

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:31 p.m.

Featured image: Cooks from Poor Dog, out of Alsip, make al pastor and steak tacos on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, during Maywood Fest in Maywood, Ill. | Alexa Rogals 

The village of Maywood held its annual Maywood Family Fest over the weekend for the second consecutive year since going on hiatus for several years and resident Bruce Leeve was going to see as much of it as he could.

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County Gospel Choir Competition Seeks to Inspire

Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Lee Edwards/Austin Weekly News || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A Chicago choir that won a separate choir competition last year. | Austin Weekly News File

Choirs from all across Cook County and even places beyond Illinois will all converge on St. Michael Missionary Baptist Church, 4106 W. Monroe St., on Oct. 7 to compete in the third annual Cook County Wide Gospel Choir Competition hosted by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and The Cook County Wide Gospel Choir Competition.

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Photos of the Week: On Eve of 9/11, Maywood Remembers Bataan

Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Spooner Baumann || @maywoodnews 

On Sept. 10, a few hundred people gathered under a tent pitched at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St., for the 75th Bataan Day commemorative service.

According to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), the service is the “longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area.” This year, MBDO officials added, also marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.

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The Taste of Melrose Park Delights Again

Thursday, September 7, 2017 || Photos by Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews

Feature image: Corinne Ariola Principe prepares her popular artichoke casserole during last weekend’s Taste of Melrose Park. | Shanel Romain/VFP

The 36th annual Taste of Melrose Park, held between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 at the Melrose Park Village Complex in Melrose Park, was another opportunity for Corrine Ariola Principe to serve her popular artichoke casserole. 

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