Sunday, July 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Participants during the Maywood Homes House Walk & Trolley Tour on July 15 outside of the former Maywood fire station on St. Charles Rd. | Shanel Romain
People from all over the world descended on Maywood on July 15 for the Maywood Historic Homes House Walk & Trolley Tour — the first one since 2015. This year’s tour featured nine historic homes.
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Monday, July 9, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Customers dressed as cows at a Chick-fil-A. | Chick-fil-A
If you’re driving in Melrose Park on Tuesday and come across a line of cows queuing outside of the Chick-fil-A at 2 Winston Plaza in Melrose Park, your mind’s not playing tricks on you.
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Bernadette Hicks, a Maywood native and owner of ABC Toon Town in Oak Park, celebrated 20 years in business on Saturday. | Shanel Romain
It takes a village to raise a child.
Bernadette Hicks — a Maywood native and Proviso East graduate — knows that old adage more intimately than most.
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Thursday, July 5, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Lauryn Craine-Farries, who is the first woman in D209’s history to play golf at collegiate level. |Lauryn Craine-Farries/Facebook
Last fall, Lauryn Craine-Farries made history when she opened her college acceptance letter and found a scholarship offer inside. Come fall, she will be the first woman in Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s 100-year history paid to play golf at the collegiate level at Missouri Valley College.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
According to estimates by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly 13,000 people were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries last year — around half of those injuries were to the extremities while 36 percent were head-related injuries.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A mural going up in Oak Park dedicated to Percy Julian, a former Maywood resident. | Alexa Rogals
A mural dedicated to Percy Julian, a pioneering African-American research chemist and businessman, is three weeks from completion. It’s going up on the northwest side of the Oak Park middle school that bears his name.
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Monday, July 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Dorothy Gaters, the winningest coach in IHSA history. | Nike
Dorothy Gaters, a Maywood resident, will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Chicago on July 2, according to a statement released by the Illinois High School Association in April, when Gaters’ selection was announced.
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