Category: Lives

Melrose Park Cubs Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday At Wrigley Field

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Santo Grimaldi, who celebrated his 100th birthday at Wrigley Field on Friday, speaks to WGN reporter Erin Ivory. | John Saccomanno/Facebook 

Santo Grimaldi, a WWII veteran who lives in Melrose Park, walked slowly, but purposefully to his seat inside of Wrigley Field on April 13.

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Village People: Claudia Maldonado’s No Typical Beauty Student

Friday, March 30, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Claudia Maldonado, a student at a beauty school in Hillside, was recognized as Cosmetologists Chicago’s outstanding student for March. | Submitted

Cosmetologists Chicago, one of the largest beauty associations in the Midwest, recently recognized a Maywood cosmetology student as its outstanding student of the month for March. 

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How This East Grad Went From Prostitute To Presidential Award Recipient

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Marian Hatcher, who went from living on the streets to crafting policy on Capitol Hill. | Submitted photo 

The last time Maui Jones saw his mother he had a gun to his head.

Jones, then-18 and living in River Forest, came downstairs to ask his mom for a ride to his first acting gig. When he reached the basement, he saw his mom, Marian Hatcher, hopped up on drugs.

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Village People: Aaron Peppers, 50, Runs The World

Monday, February 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

One day last March, Maywood police officer Aaron Peppers, 50, woke up one morning in Dallas, Tex., to run a half-marathon, took a shower, and hopped on a plane to Mexico City, Mexico for another race that night.

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A One-Man Movement To Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

Monday, February 19, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: John Netherly demonstrates how he re-purposes windbreakers from trash bags outside of the Forest Park Transit Station. | Alexa Rogals 

They found Miss Bernice dead in a doorway. Forest Park resident John Netherly said he knew that would happen. He had been pleading with police for months to take Miss Bernice to a hospital or mental health facility, telling officers the woman was not mentally capable of making decisions in her best interest.

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Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Village People: Larry Klairmont, From Maywood To Top Of Motoring World

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Larry  Klairmont, inside of his private museum of classic cars. | Klairmont Kollections

Larry Klairmont, a 91-year-old Maywood native and prominent businessman who now lives in Highland Park, debuted his award-winning collection of classic cars at the Chicago Auto Show, which started last weekend.

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