D209 to Host Community Forum on Strategic Plan Tonight, Thursday, April 20, 6 PM
Education / Events

D209 to Host Community Forum on Strategic Plan Tonight, Thursday, April 20, 6 PM

District 209 students during a graduation ceremony last year. | File Thursday, April 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews District 209 Superintendent Dr. Jesse Rodriguez and other district administrators will present aspects of a strategic plan for the district that is currently under development. The plan is being developed with the consideration of … Continue reading

Maywood Gears Up For Senior Fair, Village Pride-Village Wide on Saturday
Community Notebook / Events

Maywood Gears Up For Senior Fair, Village Pride-Village Wide on Saturday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  On this upcoming Saturday, April 22, Maywood will be teeming with people, most of them volunteers and participants busily involved in two major events that will be happening simultaneously. The Village of Maywood, along with other organizations like Solutions for Care, the National Alliance on Mental … Continue reading

At April 1 Town Hall, Maywood Candidates, Residents to Dialogue One Last Time Before Election
Events / Government / Maywood Politics

At April 1 Town Hall, Maywood Candidates, Residents to Dialogue One Last Time Before Election

Friday, March 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Village Free Press, with the generous support of the West Cook YMCA, will sponsor a town hall-style candidate forum on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. We envision this to be a … Continue reading

Group to Give Away Free Prom Dresses, Suits, Hair Styles This Sunday
Events / Lifestyle

Group to Give Away Free Prom Dresses, Suits, Hair Styles This Sunday

Kandyn Hatley, 18, gets glammed up before going to prom last year in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. This Sunday, the Proviso Township Glam Squad is giving away free prom dresses, suits, hair cuts, hair-styling sessions and nail tech sessions. Below, one of the prom dresses that the Glam Squad has given away already. | William Camargo/Wednesday … Continue reading

‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals
Arts & Culture / Community Notebook / Events

‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals

Christopher Jackson and Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Saturday inside of Stairway of the Stars in Maywood. |  William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  March 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Alvin Ailey instructor and Chicago native Christopher Jackson guided Maywood Fine Arts dancers through a rehearsal of “Sleeping Beauty’s” … Continue reading

A Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township High Schools March 21, 7 PM
Education / Events

A Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township High Schools March 21, 7 PM

Sunday, March 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3/20/17 The Village Free Press, the Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal, Inc. will co-host a Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township on Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 134 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Candidates for District … Continue reading

D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’
Community Notebook / Education / Events

D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’

Students, staff and teachers of District 89 celebrate a district-wide Black History Month event on Feb. 28. | Photos submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews District 89 ended Black History Month with a district-wide celebration on Feb. 28 at Jane Addams Elementary School, 910 Division St., in Melrose Park. According to … Continue reading