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

Proviso West Alum to Open New Specialty Brew Cafe in Oak Park
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Proviso West Alum to Open New Specialty Brew Cafe in Oak Park

Darrell and Reesheda Washington outside of their soon-to-open coffee shop, L!VE Cafe, in Oak Park. The space will be a one-of-a-kind gathering spot for visionaries and coffee connoisseurs alike. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Wednesday, October 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Reesheda Graham-Washington, a graduate of Proviso West High School, is looking forward … Continue reading

Spotlight: In Broadview, an Art Gallery Hides in Plain Sight
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Spotlight: In Broadview, an Art Gallery Hides in Plain Sight

Robert Walker, the owner of Gold Elite Jewelers, inside of the small gallery space adjacent the jewelry store earlier this month. | Shanel Romain/Village Free Press  Friday, September 30, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews A west suburban artistic gem could be hiding in place sight, despite its affiliation with one of Broadview’s business staples … Continue reading

A Maywood Court of Mercy Administers Second Chances
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A Maywood Court of Mercy Administers Second Chances

Limmy Williams, 49, of Bellwood, receives recognition for completing two years in a Cook County drug court treatment program during a small courtroom ceremony last month. | Below, the court’s presiding judge, Ramon Ocasio III, presents participants with their certificates of completion. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Friday, June 17, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free … Continue reading

Milestones: Maywood Native Paris Lee Makes ISU Basketball History For … | Village Salutes 100-year-0ld
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Milestones: Maywood Native Paris Lee Makes ISU Basketball History For … | Village Salutes 100-year-0ld

Paris Lee #1 of the Illinois State Redbirds looks to keep the ball in bounds against the Wichita State Shockers during the MVC Basketball Tournament Semifinals at the Scottrade Center on March 7, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. | Caption and photo by Getty Images/Dilip Vishwanat. Friday, February 26, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || Updated: … Continue reading

Black Female United Airlines Pilot Is A Broadview Native And Lindop Grad
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Black Female United Airlines Pilot Is A Broadview Native And Lindop Grad

Nia Wordlaw sits for a PBS interview. Below, she’s pictured in the September 2015 issue of Marie Claire magazine. Wordlaw was born in Chicago and raised in the western suburbs, attending grade school at Lindop in Broadview. She currently a first officer of a B-787 airplane and is based in Houston, Texas.  Monday, November 2, 2015 || … Continue reading

Michael Curry, Baptized In A Maywood Church, Becomes First Black Head of Episcopal Denomination
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Michael Curry, Baptized In A Maywood Church, Becomes First Black Head of Episcopal Denomination

Bishop Michael Curry, who was installed as the new presiding bishop of the 2.5 million-member Episcopal Church. | Jill Knight. Monday, November 2, 2015 || Originally Published: The Christian Century || 11/2/15 || By Adelle M. Banks Curry was baptized in St. Simon of Cyrene Church, the Maywood congregation where his father served as a priest WASHINGTON (RNS) || After … Continue reading