Maywood Approves New Police Contract

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Maywood village officials are counting a new police contract that they approved unanimously during a Dec. 6 regular board meeting as a significant achievement that could save the village money in the future.

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Village People: Kelauni Cook, 29, is Creating a Black Tech Nation

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Kelauni Cook, a tech social innovator from Maywood. | Courtesy Kelauni Cook 

Earlier this year, I spoke with Maywood native and Proviso East grad Kelauni Cook, who last year transformed herself, within a span of a few months, into a leading advocate for diversity in the nation’s tech industry.

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‘Chaotic’ Funeral Procession Leads to Arrest of Shooting Suspects

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @mawyoodnews 

Four people were arrested on Dec. 5 during a funeral procession headed west toward Hillside’s Oak Ridge Cemetery.

According to a Chicago Sun-Times Media wire report, at around 2 p.m., 911 dispatchers fielded a call of shots fired on “the Eisenhower Expressway in Forest Park as a funeral procession was traveling west. Moments later, police were dispatched to a call of shots fired at Harrison Street and Mannheim Road in Hillside.”

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Broadview Among Villages Flying Bicentennial Flag

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: State Rep. Welch, State Sen. Lightford, Mayor Thompson and Commissioner Boykin point toward the Illinois Bicentennial flag raised over Broadview’s village hall on Dec. 4. | Rep. Welch/Facebook 

Residents and elected officials converged on Broadview’s Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave., on Dec. 4 to raise the official Illinois Bicentennial flag in the run-up to the state’s 200th year of statehood next year.

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Tax Levy Public Hearing and Regular Maywood Board Meeting Tonight, Dec. 5

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

A public hearing on the 2017 village of Maywood tax levy, in addition to a regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees, is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., at Village Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

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Davis Faces Two Challengers in 7th District Race

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Ahmed Salim, who is running as a Democrat for the 7th District Congressional seat. | Courtesy Ahmed Salim 

Two idealistic young candidates with little money and scant name recognition outside of Oak Park have filed nominating petitions to oppose longtime Congressman Danny Davis (D-Chicago) in the March 20, 2018, Democratic primary in the 7th Congressional District.

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On Dec. 4, the World Remembers Fred, Maywood’s Native Son

Monday, December 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A mural of Fred Hampton on Chicago’s West Side. | sarah-ji/Flickr 

Forty-eight years ago today, Fred Hampton, perhaps Maywood’s most famous native, was killed while sleeping in his bed inside of his Chicago apartment. On the night of Dec. 4, 1969, Hampton followed Civil Rights icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. (killed the previous year) into martyrdom.

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