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 sport over which he’d lorded for two decades. But during … Continue reading That Time When Muhammad Ali Raced Horses At Maywood Park

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 between 17th and 21st Avenues, according to Maywood Fire Department … Continue reading Briefly: Maywood Fire Fighters Pull Man From Crashed Semi; Lady Pirates In Sectional; I-290 Working Group Meeting; Honoring Jeremy Williams; More

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 takes place in Maywood, as well as in places in … Continue reading Briefly: Fred Hampton’s Life Going To The Silver Screen; Holiday Lights Contest; ‘Born To Die’ Cantata; More