Category: Lives

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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Village People: Phyllis Duncan, Peace Activist, Now On Triton’s Wall of Fame

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Phyllis Duncan during a 2016 peace march in Maywood. | Courtesy Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch 

Phyllis Duncan, the founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons and the Women’s Community Leadership Council, was recently among 10 people selected to be inducted into Triton College’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame for 2018.

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A Hand Up … And Out

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Rashad Glover, an industrial designer who makes prosthetics for low-income disabled people who need them while teaching young people the craft at the same time. | Alexa Rogals 

Rashad Glover is an industrial designer by profession. His passion, though, is making arms on a 3-D printer for disabled people who most need them.

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Peter Willson, Proviso East Wrestling State Champ and College Coach, Dies at 89

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Peter R. Willson, who died last month. | Photo provided (via Chicago Tribune) 

Peter R. Willson “led by example,” recalled his old friend, former DuPage County Treasurer John Lotus Novak.

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Village People: Maywood Native Regina Dillard Pens New Cookbook

Friday, December 29, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Regina Thomas Dillard, pictured on the cover of her new cookbook. | Courtesy Regina Thomas Dillard 

Maywood native Regina Thomas Dillard recently published a wellness cookbook, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love. 

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Mary Love, Proviso’s ‘Volleyball Lady,’ Dies At 96

Thursday, December 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  

Featured image: Mary Love, who died earlier this month at 96. | Courtesy Karen Campbell 

Mary Eloise Love, who died at her Maywood home on Dec. 23 at the age of 96, was a rare being — an African American woman who played volleyball in the first half of the 20th Century well enough to establish herself in the sport professionally.

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