Pick Up the May Issue of Village Free Press in Print or Read it Online Now
Community Development / Noted

Pick Up the May Issue of Village Free Press in Print or Read it Online Now

The cover of the May edition of Village Free Press. Click the image above to start reading it online.  Friday, May 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The May edition of the monthly Village Free Press print publication is now available at the following locations. We’ll be dropping papers off at numerous businesses throughout … Continue reading

Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part I)
Lifestyle / Lives / Noted

Photo Essay: For Local Students, Prom is More Than a Night (Part I)

Dominique Wallace prepares for prom at her brother’s home in Broadview, where her sister-in-law, Kayla Boddy, made her up for the night. See more of Boddy’s work here. | Sebastian Hidalgo  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || Photos by Sebastian Hidalgo & Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews Dominique Wallace, a senior track star … Continue reading

District 89 Student Wins National Art Contest
Community Notebook / Education / Noted

District 89 Student Wins National Art Contest

District 89 officials in front of a Preferred Meals truck that showcases Isle Saenz’s award-winning artwork. | Courtesy District 89 Monday, May 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Jane Addams Elementary School fourth grader, Isle Saenz, has plenty of artistic talent. She is among 5 national grand prize winners in the 2016-17 Preferred Meals … Continue reading

Antoine Fuqua Developing Film on Maywood Native Fred Hampton
Arts / Breaking News / Noted

Antoine Fuqua Developing Film on Maywood Native Fred Hampton

Slain Black Panther Fred Hampton, whose life will be turned into a movie by director Antoine Fuqua, pictured below. | Wikipedia  Thursday, May 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Antoine Fuqua, the Academy Award-winning director of Training Day, is developing a film about Maywood native and Black Panther icon Fred Hampton, according to … Continue reading

Proviso Township Seeking Donations for Troops
Community Development / Noted

Proviso Township Seeking Donations for Troops

Grateful soldiers receiving care packages from Operation Care Package. | Operation Care Package/operationcarepackages.org Wednesday, May 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Throughout the month of May, the Proviso Public Partnership, in collaboration with Operation Care Package, will be accepting donations from community members to be packaged and distributed to troops overseas. Community members in Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, … Continue reading