Maywood Kayaking, Canoeing Launch And Training Program Now Open

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members kayak on the Des Plaines River on April 14. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

On a cold, rainy Saturday morning, roughly two dozen community members converged on Maywood Grove, just off of the corner of 1st Ave. and Lake St. in Maywood, to break the ribbon on a new, informal canoe and kayak launch site installed in the area.

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Man Runs Into Frozen Des Plaines River While Fleeing Police On Jan. 7

Sunday, January 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A man who ran out into a frozen Des Plaines River, near First and Chicago Avenues, while fleeing police in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 was safely removed from the ice by area firefighters, according to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.

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County Launches Probes Into Cameron Sanders’ Des Plaines River Death

Rainbow Bridge, the structure from which 16-year-old Cameron Sanders, pictured below, jumped on May 13. He never resurfaced. | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, May 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews County officials are investigating the May 13 death of a Villa Park teenager from multiple angles. On May 22, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it has launched a criminal investigation into the … Continue reading County Launches Probes Into Cameron Sanders’ Des Plaines River Death