Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand
Economic Development / Government / Religion

Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand

New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave. | Google Earth Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a June 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance approving a special use permit that would allow New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave., to buildout and … Continue reading

Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths
Community Development / Noted / Religion

Local Churches Provide Summer Jobs for Two Dozen Youths

Min. Albert Johnson during PTMAN’s summer youth employment orientation session at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside. | Michael Romain/VFP Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Roughly two dozen young people are gearing up to start summer jobs this month as part of a program initiated a year ago by the Proviso Township … Continue reading

Rev. Tyrone Crider, Maywood Native and ‘Pastor of Pastors,’ Dies at 58
Breaking News / Death Notices / Religion

Rev. Tyrone Crider, Maywood Native and ‘Pastor of Pastors,’ Dies at 58

Maywood native Rev. Tyrone Crider, who died Friday at 58. | Family photo Monday, May 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Rev. Tyrone Crider, a prominent South Side pastor and social justice activist who fought alongside some of Chicago’s most notable cultural icons — from Harold Washington to Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. — died … Continue reading

Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith
Education / Lives / Religion

Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith

Shantal Cole during her May 7 graduation from Dominican University in River Forest. | Below, Cole performing her poem at the college’s traditional Candle & Rose ceremony held May 6. || Photos provided  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On May 6, a day before she graduated from Dominican University in River … Continue reading

Featured Event: Maywood Church Celebrates Women’s Day, May 20
Events / Religion

Featured Event: Maywood Church Celebrates Women’s Day, May 20

Saturday, May 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The women of Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave. in Maywood, will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, May 21, 10:45 a.m., and they cordially invite the public. The theme is “Women Trusting that God Will,” based on Matthew 6:25-30: 25 “Therefore I tell … Continue reading

Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations
Op-Ed / Religion

Op-Ed: One Year In, We’re Still Committed to All Generations

People worshipping during a 1-year anniversary service of Empowerment Church in March. | Below, Empowerment’s pastor, Rev. Teddy Matthews, preaches during service. || Shanel Romain/VFP Sunday, April 30, 2017 || By Rev. Teddy Matthews || @maywoodnews Starting a church is no easy task. In the beginning, we had no members, no facility, no budget. What … Continue reading

Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes
Breaking News / Business / Government / Real Estate / Religion

Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes

Saturday, April 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3:55 p.m. Less than three years after it first opened in September 2014, the Checkers at 1718 S. First Ave. in Maywood is closed. The closure seems rather abrupt, considering the store location still has a Facebook page that was active up until March 28 … Continue reading