In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?
Community Notebook / History / Noted

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of … Continue reading

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3
Community Notebook / History

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3

Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. and Mike Rogers during Juneteenth reenactment last Saturday in Maywood. | Courtesy Mike Rogers Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Maywood Trustee Mike Rogers and Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. took to the steps of the Home for Soldiers Widows, at the corner … Continue reading

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