Tag: Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Sept. 2

Sunday, September 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Screen Shot 2017-09-03 at 4.21.56 PM.pngA Maywood man has died after a tragic motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday evening, according to authorities.

Demetrius D. Talley, 32, of Maywood (pictured), was traveling south bound at 17th Ave. and Maywood Drive in Maywood on Sept. 2, when he struck the side of a vehicle, according to Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz.

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Woman Jumps to Death from Parking Garage Outside Loyola on Aug. 24

Sunday, August 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator|| @maywoodnews

A woman who was being investigated in connection to a Grayslake house fire committed suicide by jumping from a parking garage outside of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Aug. 24, according to multiple reports.

The woman, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 64-year-old Deborah St. Antoine-Brown, had spoken with investigators about the house fire just hours before her death.

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How Your School Fared in New Rankings | Loyola Top 3 in IL

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  

New rankings out by Niche, a national education website, are getting a lot of attention from media outlets across the country.

According to its website, Niche’s 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking “is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.”

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Loyola to Offer Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings Aug. 19

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Community Editor | Loyola Medicine Newsroom|| @maywoodnews || Photo: National Cancer Institute 

Free mammograms and Pap tests will be offered at Loyola University Medical Center to qualifying uninsured women on Saturday, August 19.

The See, Test and Treat® event will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois. Advance registration is required and the number of appointments is limited. Women ages 30 to 64 interested in participating are invited to call 888-584-7888 to verify eligibility and make an appointment.

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Infant on Life Support After Crash on Eisenhower Expressway

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Illinois State Police investigate a two-vehicle crash early Sunday in the eastbound lanes oh I-290 near Desplaines Avenue in Forest Park. | Caption by Sun-Times | Photo by NVP News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

An infant boy is in critical condition after a two-car crash that happened on I-290 Sunday night, according to the infant’s family members.

The child, who media reports, based on interviews with his grandmother, identified as 10-month-old T.J. Hughes, Jr., suffered serious injuries, including two broken legs, a broken arm and a skull fracture.

“The boy was in the vehicle with his aunt after visiting his grandmother’s house in Maywood for a post-Thanksgiving gathering,” according to a report by ABC 7 Chicago. “They were headed back to T.J.’s home in Chicago when they were hit.

“A blue 2000 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 25-year-old Chicago woman was stopped in the right lane with its lights off when it was rear-ended by a silver 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by a 50-year-old Chicago man, police said.”

According to police, the infant was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he’s on life support and where the adults involved in the crash were also taken. Their medical conditions haven’t been released. Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the incident. VFP

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Lightford Gives Hundreds Free School Supplies | Loyola Students Give Service

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Volunteers from Loyola University Chicago volunteering during Loyola’s annual Day of Service on July 31. | Courtesy Loyola Medical Center 

Loyola Service Day II.jpgWednesday, August 3, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || @village_free  

Last weekend was one of giving in Maywood and surrounding suburbs.

On Saturday, more than 100 people from Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and Loyola University Health System (LUHS) volunteered their time and energy on projects that included painting, planting and cleaning numerous cites throughout Maywood.

The initiative was part of Loyola’s annual Day of Service, which commemorates the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, or the Society of Jesus — a religious congregation within the Catholic Church.  Loyola University Chicago was founded by Jesuits in 1870.

“Ignatius taught us to use our values in service to humanity,” noted John Hardt, vice president, mission integration, in a statement put out by Loyola Medicine. “It is our honor and duty to give back to the community where we work, study and treat patients, body and soul.”

“To start the day, the participants gathered at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, where they listened to reflections from Hardt, Marcius Scaggs, Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization, and Heidi Renteria, Maywood Fine Arts,” the statement notes.

Volunteers worked at sites all over the village and surrounding areas, including Maywood Fine Art, St. Eulalia Catholic Church/Quinn Community Center, Housing Forward, Mission of Our Lady of the Angels and Urban Garden Connection.

Sen. Lightford Throws Massive Back-to-School Party

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More than 250 families listen to state Sen. Kimberly Lightford during her annual Uplift Our Future back-to-school bash at Brookfield Zoo. The attendees, who packed a conference room at the zoo during several different lunch sessions, were given free school supplies, among other uplifting treats. 

Kimberly Lightford photo_Black lawmakers storyOn Sunday, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th) was in the giving and serving spirit as well. The Maywood elected official gave away free book bags, schools supplies, food and fun to hundreds of students.

Around 800 people attended Lightford’s 7th Annual Uplift Our Future back-to-school giveaway at Brookfield Zoo on July 31. In addition to getting school supplies, attendees were also treated to free parking and a zoo visit.

“When Sen. Lightford was a little girl, she wanted to have a big party,” said businessman Phillip Jackson and executive director of BlackStar Project, a youth education organization.

Jackson also collaborates with Lightford on the senator’s popular Saturday University, which offers free learning in reading, writing and math for area young people.

“As a 7-year-old, (Lightford) couldn’t throw a party, but as a senator of one of the best districts in the country, she can,” Jackson said.

“Education is something you must have and Sen. Lightford believes every child deserves a decent education,” said Wanda Sharp, a former Maywood trustee.

Lightford said the idea to host the annual giveaway came to her seven years ago, when she decided to brand something she had been doing for a long time.

“I was giving out (hundreds of) backpacks to (different people and to colleagues),” she said, before noting that, after giving them out, her giving would often go unmentioned.

The partnership with Brookfield Zoo, she said, is a way to put her unique stamp on her tendency to give — and to partner with numerous companies to help her do it.

This year, she said, sponsors included Brookfield Zoo, Nicor, People’s Gas, Meyers and the Illinois Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, among others.

“God wants me to make sure that every child (gets) a quality school, a good teacher and a good education,” she said, before noting that, in addition to raising the standard of education, she was also trying to pass legislation that would increase the minimum wage.

Maywood resident Rolando Villegas, who was at the event with his wife and two children, lauded the senator’s largess.

“I think she’s to be commended. This is a great way to bring the community together and it gives us the opportunity to have some fun,” Villegas said. VFP

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Woman Charged With Reckless Homicide, DUI in Fatal Melrose Park Crash

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Stephanie  Mota, 22, was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after she fatally struck a Northlake man in Melrose Park last Saturday. | Cook County Sheriff’s Office via Chicago Sun-Times

Monday, June 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews || @village_free

Stephanie Mota, 22, was recently charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after she hit Alberto Vela, 46, with her car last Saturday in Melrose Park, according to Cook County court documents.

The June 25 crash happened at North Avenue and Winston Plaza Drive at around 4:30 a.m. Melrose Park Police officials said Vela was driving in the area when his vehicle ran into a median.

When Vela, of Northlake, exited the vehicle after the accident, he was hit by Mota, who was driving a Chevy Camaro. Vela was rushed to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 5:14 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

In addition to the charges, Mota was ticked for driving without insurance. According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, she was held Sunday on a $100,000 bond before being released. VFP

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