Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup

A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon in Maywood for the 3rd Annual Village-Pride, Village-Wide cleanup. | Below, participant Michael Robinson wearing a custom Maywood t-shirt he designed and is currently selling as another demonstration of village pride. | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, April 21, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4/24/17 A crowd of hundreds of … Continue reading

Maywood Park District Searching for New Executive Director
Government / Parks & Recreation

Maywood Park District Searching for New Executive Director

Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District has started the process of looking for a new executive director. A vacancy announcement for the position was released by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, which is facilitating the search. The district’s current executive director, Maywood Trustee Antonette “Toni” Dorris, … Continue reading

Maywood Park District Competing for $20K Grant for Park Improvements
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Maywood Park District Competing for $20K Grant for Park Improvements

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District is trying to receive enough nominations to acquire a $20,000 grant to improve local parks, according to a press release issued by the district last month. For the duration of April, which is Earth Month, residents will be able to nominate … Continue reading

The YMCA Taught Hundreds How to Swim at Maywood Pool Last Year — Including a Former Mayor
Community Development / Parks & Recreation

The YMCA Taught Hundreds How to Swim at Maywood Pool Last Year — Including a Former Mayor

Children having fun inside of the Fred Hampton Pool. | File Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews It’s never too late to learn. Last year, at 74 years old, former mayor and sitting trustee Henderson Yarbrough learned how to swim after taking advantage of the West Cook YMCA’s offer to provide … Continue reading

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

State Frees Up Nearly $2M in Grants to Maywood Park District
Government / Parks & Recreation

State Frees Up Nearly $2M in Grants to Maywood Park District

Thursday, August 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8/26/16 Nearly $2 million in government funding has been re-released to the Maywood Park District after it had been held up by Gov. Bruce Rauner shortly after he took office. Last year, the governor issued an executive order suspending a range of “nonessential” state … Continue reading

Free Swimming Courses Coming to Fred Hampton Pool this Summer
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Free Swimming Courses Coming to Fred Hampton Pool this Summer

Friday, June 10, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The West Cook YMCA, which operates the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center, 300 Fred Hampton Way in Maywood, will be offering free swimming classes when it opens the pool for the summer season. The program is the result of a collaboration between the YMCA and the Village … Continue reading