Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday
Business / Food / Noted

Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday

CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, which is likely Maywood’s first licensed food truck, will open for business on Sunday. | Below left, the truck’s chef and owner, Chris Jossell, making it official. || Photos provided Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:50 p.m. When Maywood native and Proviso East graduate Chris Jossell decided … Continue reading

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump
History / Noted / Politics

Bill Hampton, Others Reflect on Fred’s Assassination in the Era of Trump

Bill Hampton, the brother of Fred Hampton, in their childhood home in Maywood, flanked by photos of his mother Iberia’s grandparents, Edmond and Christine White, who were the children of slaves. | William Camarg/Wednesday Journa || Below left, former Black Panther Billy Dunbar, middle, speaks with members of the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club last Thursday. | … Continue reading

Proviso East Legend Doc Rivers: ‘Without Bill Russell, I’m Not Coaching’
Noted / Sports

Proviso East Legend Doc Rivers: ‘Without Bill Russell, I’m Not Coaching’

Wednesday, February 22, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Maywood native and Proviso East basketball legend Doc Rivers delivered a shout-out to Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell for an inspiring video produced by the NBA for Black History Month. Most people think of Bill Russell as this great winner, and he was,” Rivers … Continue reading

Registration Starts for Village-Wide Cleanup | Maywood Commission Seeking Members, Volunteers
Community Development / Events / Government / Noted

Registration Starts for Village-Wide Cleanup | Maywood Commission Seeking Members, Volunteers

Participants at last year’s Village Pride-Village Wide event. | File Wednesday, February 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Organizers of the third annual Village Pride-Village Wide cleanup event, held each spring in Maywood, are looking for sponsors and volunteers ahead of this year’s event, which is set for April 22, 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

Proviso East Alum to Be Inducted Into State Wrestling Hall of Fame
Noted / Sports

Proviso East Alum to Be Inducted Into State Wrestling Hall of Fame

Reggie Wright coaching at Indiana University. Wright was recently inducted into the IWCOA Hall of Fame. | Indiana University Athletic Department Tuesday, February 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Reggie Wright, a two-time state champion who wrestled for Proviso East in the mid-1990s, was recently inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials … Continue reading