Hillside Church to Host Funeral of Prominent Chicago Politician
Noted / Township News

Hillside Church to Host Funeral of Prominent Chicago Politician

Services for Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele, who died on June 19, will take place at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside. | Courtesy Cook County Board of Commissioners Monday, June 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Funeral services for prominent Cook County Commissioner Robert B. Steele, who died on June 19 at the … Continue reading

A Peace March by Fraternity from Bellwood to Maywood Becomes Rallying Cry for State Budget
Community Notebook / Noted

A Peace March by Fraternity from Bellwood to Maywood Becomes Rallying Cry for State Budget

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, left, leads a peace march through Maywood on Saturday. The march started in Bellwood on the corner of 22nd Avenue and St. Charles and ended behind the Maywood Police station. | Photos courtesy Rep. Welch/Facebook Sunday, June 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6/26/17 A crowd of … Continue reading

Breaking: Maywood Native Sterling Brown Picked 46th in NBA Draft
Noted / Sports

Breaking: Maywood Native Sterling Brown Picked 46th in NBA Draft

Maywood native Sterling Brown, who was recently drafted in the second round of the NBA draft. | Draft Express.com Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12:42 a.m.  Sterling Brown, a Proviso East basketball standout who distinguished himself at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, was selected as the 46th … Continue reading

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?
Community Notebook / History / Noted

In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of … Continue reading

Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths
Community Development / Noted / Religion

Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths

Min. Albert Johnson during PTMAN’s summer youth employment orientation session at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside. | Michael Romain/VFP Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Roughly two dozen young people are gearing up to start summer jobs this month as part of a program initiated a year ago by the Proviso Township … Continue reading

25th Avenue Overpass Named After Former Bellwood Mayor Frank Pasquale
Infrastructure / Noted

25th Avenue Overpass Named After Former Bellwood Mayor Frank Pasquale

Left to right: State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, Pasquale, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico during the June 16 ceremony naming the 25th Avenue overpass after Pasquale. | Photos by Tara Gray/Feel This Moment Photography via state Rep. Welch/Facebook Friday, June 16, 2017 … Continue reading

Area Chambers of Commerce Install New Officials, Give Awards and Scholarships
Business / Community Notebook / Noted

Area Chambers of Commerce Install New Officials, Give Awards and Scholarships

Newly installed officers of the Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood Chambers of Commerce during a June 7 awards and scholarship banquet. | Below, Chris Kennedy, the night’s keynote speaker. || Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, June 10, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews New officers of the Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood Chambers of Commerce were installed during … Continue reading