Tag: Bill Hampton

Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Renovation Of Maywood Park District’s ‘809 Building’ To Start This Summer

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Park District Commission President Dawn Williams-Rone shoots hoops on the new basketball court located in the shadow the 809 W. Madison building, which could also be renovated by the end of this year. | File 

Renovations on the Maywood Park District’s building at 809 W. Madison St. are scheduled to start in the summer and could be completed before the year is out, according to park district officials.

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Bill Hampton, Activist And Keeper Of Brother Fred’s Legacy, Dies

Thursday, February 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

William Hampton, the Maywood Park District commissioner and brother of famous Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, died early Thursday morning. He was 71 years old.

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Maywood Park District Hires New Lawyer Over Objections of Some Residents

Thursday, November 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11/17/17

In 2015, when the Maywood Park District’s 5-person Board of Commissioners voted to replace the district’s attorney, Dalal M. Jarad, with Steven A. Hinton, commissioners Terrance Jones and Dawn Williams-Rone were in the minority.

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Maywood Native Son Focus of Black Panther Retrospective

Friday, November 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A photo of Bill Hampton, a Maywood park district commissioner and brother of Fred Hampton, during a 1974 press conference. The photo, published in the Chicago Reader, is on display in the Movement & Justice Gallery’s “Black Panther Party 50 Year Retrospective.” 

Fred Hampton’s brief, wondrous life as the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party is the subject of a Chicago gallery’s Black Panther retrospective.

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Maywood Park District Celebrates a Revived Park

Sunday, October 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Aamina James, 5, leads the ribbon-cutting for the Maywood Park District’s newly renovated grounds at its Central Park Area District, on 9th Ave. and Madison St. in Maywood. 

Burden Langworthy, a security guard with the Maywood Park District, could hardly conceal his excitement as he watched young people and old people taking shots on a newly paved outdoor basketball court on the district’s Central Area grounds, on 9th Ave. and Madison St., after an Oct. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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