At 50, NOMCO, Maywood’s Oldest Civic Group, Reminisces

Saturday, November 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Gick Schmidt, who helped found Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization, recalls the organization’s history during a September gathering held to commemorate NOMCO’s 50th anniversary. | Shanel Romain 

In 1968, Steve and Gick Schmidt were planning to move to New York City temporarily so that Steve could pursue his doctorate degree. The couple agreed to rent their home at 807 N. 5th Ave. to Robert King, a black professor at Concordia University in River Forest, his wife and their two children. 

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Maywood Housewalk Has Longtime Residents Seeing the Town in a Brand New Way

A crowd of people who attended the Maywood Historic Homes Housewalk Trolley Tour on Sun. July 12, 2015. Bottom left: Janny Cornejo shows off her home at 304 S. 5th Avenue, which she is currently in the process of restoring to its original historic state. Thursday, July 16, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Mark Jurewicz has lived in Maywood all his life. He said his grandmother … Continue reading Maywood Housewalk Has Longtime Residents Seeing the Town in a Brand New Way

Maywood Trustee Hopefuls Lay Out Their Viewpoints at NOMCO Forum

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 || By Michael Romain  On Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO) held its annual candidates forum for individuals running for open seats on the Maywood Board of Trustees, the Maywood Park District Board of Commissioners, and the school boards for districts 89 and 209. Elections are April 7. Below are candidate responses to questions … Continue reading Maywood Trustee Hopefuls Lay Out Their Viewpoints at NOMCO Forum