That Time When Muhammad Ali Raced Horses At Maywood Park
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That Time When Muhammad Ali Raced Horses At Maywood Park

Ali racing at Maywood Park to benefit the country’s oldest black-owned hospital. | Chicago Tribune historical photo | Bottom: Ali speaks to ABC Channel 7 sportscaster Al Lerner. || harnessillinois.com Saturday, June 4, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The year was 1979. On June 27 of that year, a 37-year-old Muhammad Ali had announced his retirement from boxing, the … Continue reading

Briefly: Maywood Fire Fighters Pull Man From Crashed Semi; Lady Pirates In Sectional; I-290 Working Group Meeting; Honoring Jeremy Williams; More
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Briefly: Maywood Fire Fighters Pull Man From Crashed Semi; Lady Pirates In Sectional; I-290 Working Group Meeting; Honoring Jeremy Williams; More

Two trucks that collided on I-290 on Feb. 23. One person was injured before being extracted from the vehicle by Maywood firefighters. | Maywood Fire Department Tuesday, February 23, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  Two trucks collided on I-290 Tuesday, Feb. 23, at approximately 9:30 AM. The vehicles, a dump truck and a tractor trailer, were traveling westbound … Continue reading

Briefly: Fred Hampton’s Life Going To The Silver Screen; Holiday Lights Contest; ‘Born To Die’ Cantata; More
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Briefly: Fred Hampton’s Life Going To The Silver Screen; Holiday Lights Contest; ‘Born To Die’ Cantata; More

  Thursday, December 10, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The life of Maywood native Fred Hampton, the late chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, will be depicted in a movie to be directed by “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua, according to Hampton’s brother, Maywood Park District Commissioner Bill Hampton. He said he hopes filming … Continue reading

Briefly: Maywood Overnight Parking Suspended For Thanksgiving; Free Soup, Shoes; Trinity Funding; More
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Briefly: Maywood Overnight Parking Suspended For Thanksgiving; Free Soup, Shoes; Trinity Funding; More

GIVING: Volunteers serve food to the homeless, and to deserving residents, at an event hosted by Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Nu World Ryders last Saturday, Nov. 21 in Maywood. | Photo by Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley Wednesday, November 25, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  Maywood overnight parking suspended for Thanksgiving holiday The Maywood Police … Continue reading

Briefly: Affordable Veterans Housing Coming to Melrose Park; State Rep Looking To Keep Maywood Park Open; Maywood Library Events
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Briefly: Affordable Veterans Housing Coming to Melrose Park; State Rep Looking To Keep Maywood Park Open; Maywood Library Events

The site of a future 39-unit veteran’s housing complex at 101 N. 14th Avenue in Melrose Park. The groundbreaking for the complex, which is scheduled to open in August 2016, was today, Nov. 11. | Google Maps. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR New homes to benefit homeless veterans based on need MACK … Continue reading

Briefly: Three Maywood Businesses Could Have Licenses Revoked Due to Repeat Violations; Fall 2015 Cleanup Schedule; Village Pride; More
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Briefly: Three Maywood Businesses Could Have Licenses Revoked Due to Repeat Violations; Fall 2015 Cleanup Schedule; Village Pride; More

Friday, October 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On Oct. 14, the village board, staff and attorney received a report listing the Maywood businesses with liquor, business and tobacco license violations in 2015. Three businesses stood out, said village attorney Michael Jurusik during an Oct. 29 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting. “The board … Continue reading

Quick News: Sen. Lightford’s Annual Back-to-School Event at Brookfield Zoo; Maywood Great Garden Awards; Flood Relief Pilot Program
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Quick News: Sen. Lightford’s Annual Back-to-School Event at Brookfield Zoo; Maywood Great Garden Awards; Flood Relief Pilot Program

Thursday, July 23, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Sun. July 26 || 1 PM to 6 PM || Brookfield Zoo  Nominate a great garden Got a Neighbor with A Beautiful Yard? Maywood wants to hear about it! The Village of Maywood and the Environmental Beautification Commission are pleased to once again present the 2015 Great … Continue reading