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.
Continue reading “Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History”
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.
Continue reading “Village People: Larry Klairmont, From Maywood To Top Of Motoring World”
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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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.
Continue reading “A Hand Up … And Out”
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.
Continue reading “Peter Willson, Proviso East Wrestling State Champ and College Coach, Dies at 89”
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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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.
Continue reading “Mary Love, Proviso’s ‘Volleyball Lady,’ Dies At 96”