Category: Noted

Down, But Not Out, In The Suburbs

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Michael Johnson, a person experiencing homelessness in the west suburbs, speaks about his struggles in Oak Park on Dec. 1. | Alexa Rogals 

On a Sunday earlier this month, Michael Johnson, 47, and his fiancé, Cynthia Saack, 45, trekked over to one of the numerous Oak Park churches that, on any given night, serve as temporary shelters affiliated with the Maywood-based nonprofit Housing Forward.

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Maywood Native Tapped to Help Lead New York City Ballet

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Craig Hall, of Maywood, who was recently tapped to join a four-person team to help lead the New York City Ballet. | Paul Kolnik/New York City Ballet

A Maywood native is part of the interim team that was recently appointed to oversee the artistic management of the New York City Ballet after Peter Martins, the institution’s ballet master in chief, took a leave of absence, according to a recent report published by Broadway World.

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Broadview Among Villages Flying Bicentennial Flag

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Rep. Welch, State Sen. Lightford, Mayor Thompson and Commissioner Boykin point toward the Illinois Bicentennial flag raised over Broadview’s village hall on Dec. 4. | Rep. Welch/Facebook 

Residents and elected officials converged on Broadview’s Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave., on Dec. 4 to raise the official Illinois Bicentennial flag in the run-up to the state’s 200th year of statehood next year.

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Looking For a Real Christmas Tree This Season? There’s a Forest of ’em Near You

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Features image: Tony Foley, who co-manages Sandhill Christmas Trees in Oak Park, helps a customer load a tree on Nov. 27. | Alexa Rogals 

For the second year in a row, there’s a national shortage of Christmas trees across the country, resulting in higher prices in certain areas, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.

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Thanksgiving in Maywood, Before It Was ‘Official,’ Was About Cultivation

Thursday, November 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A drawing of a Potawatomi Indian with a French fur trader found in Doug Deuchler’s book, Maywood

It may be hard to imagine nowadays, but Thanksgiving didn’t always mean taking off of work or school; watching games on TV; the one day where the smell of chitterlings, and third and fourth plates of food, are all forgiven; heated arguments about politics that are covers for long-subdued family frictions; (maybe) taking in a church service; and the day before Black Friday.

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At Bellwood Bonfire, A Sisterhood Heats Up

Monday, November 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The founders of Lādē Incorporated, a Bellwood nonprofit: Jessica Cox, Tamara Wallace and Marquetta Williams. | Shanel Romain 

In 2015, while living in Atlanta, Tamara Wallace, 27, had hit a low point.

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Nominate a Public High School That Needs A New Training Facility

Friday, November 17, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A training facility getting renovated. | Courtesy Lift Life Foundation

[Press Release] One lucky public high school in Chicagoland will soon receive a state-of-the-art training facility courtesy of the nonprofit Lift Life Foundation and Optimum Nutrition – a world leader in sports nutrition with global headquarters in Downers Grove.

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