Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor
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Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor

A member of the Chicago-based advocacy group Black Workers Matter during a June 15 march in Forest Park protesting that village’s decision to opt-out of the Cook County minimum wage ordinance. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Thursday, June 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7 p.m. Last week, the village of … 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

Maywood Memorial Service Planned for Teenage Drowning Victim on Friday
Community Notebook / Emergencies / Events / Noted

Maywood Memorial Service Planned for Teenage Drowning Victim on Friday

Thursday, June 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A memorial service for 16-year-old Villa Park resident Cameron Sanders, who drowned in the Des Plaines River last month, is scheduled to take place on June 2, 11 a.m., at Miracle Revival Cathedral, 2010 St. Charles Rd. in Maywood. Emergency personnel recovered Sanders’ body from the river … Continue reading

Featured Event: Maywood Church Celebrates Women’s Day, May 20
Events / Religion

Featured Event: Maywood Church Celebrates Women’s Day, May 20

Saturday, May 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The women of Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave. in Maywood, will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, May 21, 10:45 a.m., and they cordially invite the public. The theme is “Women Trusting that God Will,” based on Matthew 6:25-30: 25 “Therefore I tell … Continue reading

209 Together to Host Community Meeting on May 17
Community Development / Events / Notification

209 Together to Host Community Meeting on May 17

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 5:48 p.m.  The community group 209 Together will host a community meeting on Wednesday, May 17 to discuss recent education-related changes that have happened in the local public schools in Proviso Township. “In the past three years some incredible change has happened and there is … Continue reading