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

Chronicle: ComEd Ready For Long, Hot Summer | Fred Hampton Pool Opens June 13
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Chronicle: ComEd Ready For Long, Hot Summer | Fred Hampton Pool Opens June 13

Children jump into the pool at the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 N. Fred Hampton Way (Oak St.), Maywood. This summer is expected to unusually warm, but not too hot that it can’t be handled by ComEd, company officials said.  Friday, June 3, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle | 6/1/16 || By Kevin … Continue reading

Maywood Park District’s Payroll Data Has Been Breached, Says Director
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Maywood Park District’s Payroll Data Has Been Breached, Says Director

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain || UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. The Maywood Park District is dealing with a possible breach in its payroll processing procedures, according to Antoinette Dorris, the district’s executive director. In a May 17 statement, Dorris noted that the park district had been investigating a possible breach in its accounts … Continue reading

Briefly: Maywood Could Stop Saturday Water Bill Payment Operations; Fire Chief Looking To Restart CERT Team; More
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Briefly: Maywood Could Stop Saturday Water Bill Payment Operations; Fire Chief Looking To Restart CERT Team; More

Thursday, May 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The Village Hall at 40 Madison may no longer be open on Saturdays for residents to make water bill payments, and other payment arrangements, in person with village employees. During a May 11 board meeting, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., recommended that the water collection division … Continue reading