Sunday, March 11, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A photo of the 1969 Proviso East varsity men’s basketball team, which won that year’s state title. | Pirate Pride
The Chicago Tribune recently acknowledged the NCAA’s March Madness tournament (which begins Tuesday) by releasing a list of what it called the “64 greatest Illinois high school basketball teams ever.”
Continue reading “3 East Squads Land On Tribune’s 64-Greatest Hoops Teams Listing”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
The Chicago Tribune reported on Feb. 17 about proposed state legislation, introduced in Springfield last week, that “aims to create a new Cook County water infrastructure fund to help pay for system upgrades and bolster state oversight in an attempt to prevent municipalities from overcharging other towns for Lake Michigan water.”
Continue reading “Tribune: State Bill Introduced That Would Address High Water Rates”
Friday, February 16, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Michael H. Jones | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office
A Maywood man was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison on Feb. 15 after he pleaded guilty to “two counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a street gang member,” according to the Chicago Tribune and multiple other media outlets.
Continue reading “Maywood Man Gets 16-year Prison Term For Weapon Charges In DuPage County”
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Larry Klairmont, inside of his private museum of classic cars. | Klairmont Kollections
Larry Klairmont, a 91-year-old Maywood native and prominent businessman who now lives in Highland Park, debuted his award-winning collection of classic cars at the Chicago Auto Show, which started last weekend.
Continue reading “Village People: Larry Klairmont, From Maywood To Top Of Motoring World”
Saturday, February 10, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A screenshot of video footage posted to Facebook in 2008 of what the poster believes shows a Naperville driver receiving a $100 citation or a legal right turn.
A recent Chicago Tribune investigative analysis found that police officers in area suburbs often “race through” the review process that they’re required by law to conduct whenever a red light camera results in a citation.
Continue reading “Suburbs’ Review Of Red Light Camera Citations Often Swift, Trib Shows”
February 1, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
A Melrose Park man was shot in the head during an attempted home invasion on Jan. 31 in which he was an alleged accomplice, according to multiple media reports. The incident happened at around 9:51 p.m., in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.
Continue reading “Melrose Park Man, Accomplice In Home Invasion, Killed In Chicago Jan. 31”
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio
Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.
Continue reading “Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water”