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

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

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump
History / Noted / Politics

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump

Bill Hampton, the brother of Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of his mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White, who were the children of slaves. | William Camarg/Wednesday Journa || Below left, former Black Panther Billy Dunbar, middle, speaks with members of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club last Thursday. | … Continue reading

Check Out This Cool History of Melrose Park’s Kiddieland
Arts & Culture / History / Township News

Check Out This Cool History of Melrose Park’s Kiddieland

Kiddieland’s Little Dipper. | The Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal Monday, January 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal recently posted a rather exhaustive history of that late, great icon of all things suburban nostalgia — Kiddieland in Melrose Park. The park was the Depression-era creation … Continue reading

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun
Arts & Culture / Economic Development / History

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

CAN I (STILL) HAVE THIS DANCE?: Lois and Ernie Baumann have some fun inside of the new Stairway of the Stars dance studio in Maywood. Below, the couple’s wedding photos from 50 years ago. The wedding was postponed because of the Blizzard of 1967, the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago. || Top, William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | … Continue reading

Did One Woman’s 1966 Letter to Dr. King Predict the Plight of Suburbs Like Maywood?
History / Noted

Did One Woman’s 1966 Letter to Dr. King Predict the Plight of Suburbs Like Maywood?

Martin Luther King, Jr. in his study in Atlanta. | The King Center  Monday, January 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The letter is dated Aug. 8, 1966. It’s written by June Alder and is addressed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 366 E. 47th Street, Chicago. Alder writes as … Continue reading

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event
Arts & Culture / Books / Economy / History

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, published from 1936 to the early 1960s, was responsible for helping black travelers navigate the country’s roadways safely. | PBS || Below left, Tequila Sahaya Shabazz has authored what might be called a Green Book for the 21st generation, The Neo-Green Book. || R. Amon Photography/Facebook Thursday, December 22, 2016 … Continue reading

Get to Know B. Noel’s Uncle, Eddie Noel, the Real ‘Django Unchained’
Community Notebook / History / Lives

Get to Know B. Noel’s Uncle, Eddie Noel, the Real ‘Django Unchained’

A newspaper account from the time in 1954 when Eddie Noel, pictured below, of Mississippi, murdered three white men after confronting one of them about an alleged affair with his wife. Noel is the uncle of B. Noel, a resident of the Maywood Garden House apartments. | Newspaper article taken from “The Real ‘Django Unchained’: … Continue reading