BRIEFLY: Halloween Fun Overtakes Villages | Maywood Tosses Landmark Removal Proposal | Sun-Times Revisits Tom Wood Murder 10 Years Later | More

Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley with attendees at the Maywood Park District’s annual Halloween Fest on Saturday. | Photo submitted || Below: Participants during Broadview Park District’s haunted house. | Broadview Park District/Facebook Sunday, October 30, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Residents in Maywood and Broadview enjoyed Halloween festivities on Saturday thanks to numerous social service organizations and the two park districts in those towns. In … Continue reading BRIEFLY: Halloween Fun Overtakes Villages | Maywood Tosses Landmark Removal Proposal | Sun-Times Revisits Tom Wood Murder 10 Years Later | More

Kite Runner: Why This Maywood Native Wants To Import A Chinese Passion To His Hometown

(Valane Spaulding setting up for yesterday’s Family Kite Day at Conner-Heise Memorial Park. Photo by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press).  Sunday, July 6, 2014 || By Michael Romain MAYWOOD–When newlyweds Valane and LaTrina Spaulding honeymooned to Beijing this year, the city’s thriving kite-flying culture made such an impression that Valane brought back some of that aerial passion to America–and in particular, Maywood, the place where … Continue reading Kite Runner: Why This Maywood Native Wants To Import A Chinese Passion To His Hometown

“A Great Day In Maywood:” Community Marks Official Start Of Fred Hampton Aquatic Center’s Summer Season With Ribbon-Cutting

Monday,  June 9, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD–Community leaders and local elected officials gathered in front of the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center on Fred Hampton Way to celebrate the official opening of the pool’s 2014 summer season. Guests included Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins; Maywood Trustees Ron Rivers, Toni Dorris and Audrey Jaycox; State Representatives Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Kathleen Willis; Maywood Police Chief … Continue reading “A Great Day In Maywood:” Community Marks Official Start Of Fred Hampton Aquatic Center’s Summer Season With Ribbon-Cutting