Category: Noted

Maywood Fire Chief Praises Heroic Out-of-towner Who Saved Family in Oct. 8 House Fire

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A home on the 1800 block of South 21st Ave., on fire on Oct. 8. Enrique Baez, an Indiana resident in town visiting relatives, rescued two people from the flames, said Maywood’s fire chief. 

Enrique Baez was in Maywood visiting relatives on Sunday, Oct. 8, when he realized that a fire was burning at a home nearby, on the 1800 block of South 21st Ave.

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Village People: Doc to Donald Trump — ‘Do Your Job’

Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Doc Rivers | NBA.com

Maywood native, forever Pirate and current LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn’t shy about expressing his opinion, so it shouldn’t surprise many that he’d wade in on the protest demonstrations sweeping the nation, particularly in the wake of President Donald Trump’s comments criticizing NFL players.

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Proviso East’s Homecoming Parade in Photos

Monday, October 9, 2017 || Photos by Alexa Rogals || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East High School color guard perform on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood. 

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Proviso East High School hosted its annual Homecoming parade, which started at Maywood’s Winfield Scott Park, before heading northbound and turning on Washington Blvd. From there, the paraders went east to Proviso East, where the Pirates played their crosstown rivals, the Proviso West Panthers.

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Chicago Marathon Winner Has Maywood Connection

Sunday, October 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Galen Rupp finishing the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8. | USATF/Twitter

On Sunday, Galen Rupp won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon — the first American to do so in more than 10 years, according to reports.

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Proviso East Football Team Takes a Knee; ‘We want to do what’s right,’ Coach Says

Saturday, October 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East varsity football team kneels during the National Anthem on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | Photo submitted

The entire Proviso East High School varsity football team and coaching staff joined with demonstrators across the country on Saturday when they knelt during the National Anthem before their homecoming game against the visiting Proviso West Panthers.

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Girl Dropped Off at West Suburban Hospital Returns 10 Years Later

Friday, September 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Aidan Jane Millar-Nicholson, second from right, with her adopted parents, Lori and Leslie Millar-Nicholson at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal

Robbin Uchison was a nurse 10 years ago at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, when someone dropped a small baby off at the hospital’s emergency room — the first infant in the hospital’s history given up under the Illinois Abandoned Newborn Protection Act, also called the Safe Haven Law, which was passed in 2001.

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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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