Last Maywood-Born Member of 192nd Tank Batallion, Bataan Death March Survivor, Dies at 96
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Last Maywood-Born Member of 192nd Tank Batallion, Bataan Death March Survivor, Dies at 96

Lester Tenney, “the last man from [Company B], and the last Maywood-born member of the 192nd Tank Batallion,” who died last month at 96. | Maywood Bataan Day Organization  Saturday, March 4, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Lester Tenney, “the last man from [Company B], and the last Maywood-born member of the … Continue reading

Funeral Services Scheduled for Andrew Burnside, Son of Maywood Park District Board President
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Funeral Services Scheduled for Andrew Burnside, Son of Maywood Park District Board President

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Funeral services for Andrew Burnside II, the 18-year-old son of Maywood Park District Board President Arnettra Burnside, have been set. The visitation and viewing will take place on Friday, Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Jos. R. Jones Funeral Homes, 5515 W. Chicago Ave. … Continue reading

Funeral Services Set for Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor
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Funeral Services Set for Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor

Sunday, November 20, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Funeral arrangements have been made for Joseph W. Freelon, Maywood’s first African American mayor, who died Nov. 18 from natural causes. A public viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Second Baptist Church in Maywood, 436 S. 13th … Continue reading

Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor, Dies
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Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor, Dies

Joseph Freelon, Maywood’s first African-American mayor, looks over a model of the Maywood police station in an article published in the Suburban Trib in 1983. Continue reading it after below the story. || Below, Freelon during an event in 2014. || File Friday, November 18, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Joseph W. Freelon, … Continue reading

Services Scheduled for Iberia Hampton
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Services Scheduled for Iberia Hampton

Iberia Hampton with her oldest son Bill Hampton. | File  Monday, October 17, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 10/18/16 A memorial service for Iberia Hampton, the mother of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, is set to take place this Sunday, her oldest son, Maywood Park District Commissioner Bill Hampton, noted on his … Continue reading

Breaking: Iberia Hampton, Mother of Fred Hampton, Dies at 94
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Breaking: Iberia Hampton, Mother of Fred Hampton, Dies at 94

Iberia Hampton, center, and Bill Hampton, right, during a season-opening ribbon-cutting of the Fred Hampton Aquatics Center. | File  Sunday, October 16, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 10/23/16 Iberia Hampton, the mother of Black Panther icon Fred Hampton, Dee Dee Hampton and local community leader Bill Hampton passed away this morning, her relatives have … Continue reading