Maywood Park District Invites Public to Ribbon-Cutting Saturday, Oct. 21

Thursday, October 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The new basketball court on the renovated grounds of the Maywood Park District’s headquarters. | Facebook 

The Maywood Park District will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated grounds of their headquarters at the corner of 9th Avenue and Madison St. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those interested in going should confirm their attendance by calling (708) 344-4740. For confirmation, press “0” for the front desk.

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Maywood Fire Chief Praises Heroic Out-of-towner Who Saved Family in Oct. 8 House Fire

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A home on the 1800 block of South 21st Ave., on fire on Oct. 8. Enrique Baez, an Indiana resident in town visiting relatives, rescued two people from the flames, said Maywood’s fire chief. 

Enrique Baez was in Maywood visiting relatives on Sunday, Oct. 8, when he realized that a fire was burning at a home nearby, on the 1800 block of South 21st Ave.

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Loyola Breaks Ground on Major Stormwater Abatement Project

Wednesday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Elected officials and Loyola representatives during a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, groundbreaking ceremony on the Maywood campus. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine

At least a dozen elected officials and hospital representatives were on hand on Oct. 17 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a stormwater abatement project on the site of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

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A Sunday at Kathy’s Café

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A patron sipping coffee inside of Kathy’s Café in Maywood. | Sebastian Hidalgo

“I’ve had a lot of hungry days in my lifetime. That’s how I wound up in this business, basically,” said Dennis Moran, the owner of Kathy’s Café, 1008 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, during a rare break from manning his kitchen last Sunday.

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Maywood Board Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 PM

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at Village Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Among items up for consideration include (to access the full agenda packet, click here):

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You’re Invited to a Village Free Press Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 18

Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Our readers are invited to a networking reception that will double as a fundraiser for Village Free Press on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.

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Theft of Trees, Flowers, Plants Reported at Maywood Park District

Monday, October 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A hole where a tree once was outside of the Maywood Park District’s headquarters. | Courtesy Dawn Williams-Rone

A string of thefts have been reported by Maywood Park District officials. According to district officials, a large tree that was planted several weeks ago went missing last week. Dawn Williams-Rone, the park district commission president, said she noticed the missing tree on the morning of Oct. 12.

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