Category: National News

Woman Who Paid $10K In Bitcoin To Have Lover’s Wife Killed Was Loyola Nurse

Thursday, April 19, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured Image: Tina Jones | DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office

A woman who in January allegedly tried paying a “dark-web” company at least $10,000 in the encrypted digital currency bitcoin to kill the wife of the man with whom she had been having an affair was a nurse at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to a report in the Daily Herald.

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50 Years After The April 4, 1968 Riots, Chicago’s Oldest Pharmacy Still Stands

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Edwin Muldrow stands outside of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago, one of the few businesses to survive the 1968 riots that followed King’s death. | Alexa Rogals 

Edwin Muldrow, the owner of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, can tell you what the area was like more than 50 years ago, when black-owned retailers, restaurants, barbershops, beauty salons, night clubs and laundromats contributed to a living, relatively self-sustaining local ecosystem.

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Toys ‘R’ Us To Close Or Sell All U.S. Stores, According To Reports

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Toys ‘R’ Us in Melrose Park. The company recently announced plans to close all of its U.S. stores. | Google Earth 

According to multiple media reports, Toys ‘R’ Us plans to close all of its roughly 800 stores in the United States after filing for bankruptcy protection last year and experiencing low sales even during the holidays.

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Area Leaders React To Florida Mass Shooting

Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students being led out of a high school in Parkland, Fla., after a Feb. 14 mass shooting. | Getty Images 

The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, garnered some reaction among local community leaders, particularly in area schools.

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Cost Of Replacing iPhone 6 Or Later Batteries Drops To $29 | Powerball Has A Winner | Other Useful National News

Sunday, January 7, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An open iPhone | Macworld.com

There’s a whole world beyond Proviso Township. Here’s some of the USEFUL news that township residents have in common with humans in the Chicago metropolitan region, the nation and the world:

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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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Tips to Prepare for Monday’s Solar Eclipse (Yes, It Can Blind You)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cover parts of the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, according to NASA. In the Chicago area, including suburbs like Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park, the sun will only be blocked partially by the moon.

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