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

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

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

Michael Rogers’s Field of Dreams
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Michael Rogers’s Field of Dreams

This is a roundabout way of inaugurating our newest section of the site, which we’re calling, “Maywood Re-Imagined.” Every week, we’ll take certain parts of Maywood and virtually revitalize them through digital manipulation, so residents can see the town’s infinite possibilities and hopefully start making Maywood their canvas. If you have any ideas, email them, … Continue reading

Press Release: Good Things Happening At Maywood’s West Town Museum of Cultural History
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Press Release: Good Things Happening At Maywood’s West Town Museum of Cultural History

Courtesy of Jean Weathers via Facebook: The West Town Museum of Cultural History has been notified that the Illinois Bureau of Tourism has included the institution, and the Maywood Underground Railroad Memorial Site, in its latest mapped locations: Chicago & Beyond Map Guide, 2013-2014. This publication is being distributed at the following Chicagoland locations: The … Continue reading

Budding Community Organization Offers Disaster Kits, Opportunities for Community Engagement
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Budding Community Organization Offers Disaster Kits, Opportunities for Community Engagement

Maywood – Two weeks after flash floods ravaged West Suburban Cook County for the second time since 2010, Maywood residents are still coping with the aftermath. Ruby Brown’s computer and television, among other possessions, were destroyed by the flood. She’s been to K-Mart to look at replacement televisions, but they run into the hundreds of … Continue reading