Category: Lives

A Sunday at Kathy’s Café

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A patron sipping coffee inside of Kathy’s Café in Maywood. | Sebastian Hidalgo

“I’ve had a lot of hungry days in my lifetime. That’s how I wound up in this business, basically,” said Dennis Moran, the owner of Kathy’s Café, 1008 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, during a rare break from manning his kitchen last Sunday.

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Village People: Mayor Andre Harvey, 53, On the Power of Mentors

Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey during a reception at McDonald’s in Bellwood on Oct. 2. | File

Back in May, during a ‘Breakfast with the Mayor’ event hosted by the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey spoke about his mentors growing up and a moment that he called decisive.

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A Maywood 7-year-old, Who Handed Out Black Baby Dolls in Africa, Gets Award

Thursday, October 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Gia Alexandria Long, with some of the dolls she took on a recent trip to Africa, where she handed them out to young black girls in villages. | Photos courtesy Dr. Wanda J. Evans-Brewer

When Gia Alexandria Long accompanied her mother to Africa recently, she wasn’t satisfied with simply tagging along.

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How Loyola’s Medical School in Maywood Became a Sanctuary for DACA Recipients

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Dr. Mark Kuczewski, a Stritch medical professor, in his office. | Alexa Rogals/ Wednesday Journal 

A local professor has put a medical school located in Maywood on the front lines of the national controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.

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Village People: A Corvette Club for the Working Man and Woman

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A member of the Chicago Cross-Roads Corvette Club with her dream car, a Corvette. | Michael Romain/VFP

On Sept. 16, moments after the Maywood Family Fest Parade took place, I spoke with members of the Chicago Cross-Roads Corvette Club, an automobile club comprising around 200 Corvette owners, most of whom are African American and who hail from nine different states (and a host of towns, including Broadview).

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Village People: Antonio Sanchez, 38, Has Roots in Maywood That Run Deep

Thursday, September 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Antonio Sanchez, a Maywood native and recently elected trustee for the village, spoke to the Maywood Proviso Rotary Club on Sept. 21 at Meal of the Day Café, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 410), for the club’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sanchez spoke about his family’s deep history in the village. Nearly two decades ago, Sanchez’s family started Mariella’s Banquets Inc., 124 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which Sanchez now operates.

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After DACA’s End, A Fresh Round of Anxiety

Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members at a Sept. 8 informational meeting at PASO-West Suburban Action Project in Melrose Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal 

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy implemented in 2012 by President Barack Obama, has many community members in Proviso Township worried, anxious and preparing to push back.

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