Saturday, April 6, 2019 || By Curiosities of Forest Park/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: David Wilmot, the man who would eventually help give Proviso Township its name. | Scanned by Bob Burkhardt – Carl Schurz, Life of Henry Clay, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899, Vol. 2, facing p. 286
The story of the name’s origin goes back to the 1840’s when a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, David Wilmot, proposed a ban on slavery in any state acquired during the Mexican-American War.
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Friday, February 15, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The bridge at 9th Avenue over I-290 in Maywood. | File
The Chicago Tribune recently reviewed Illinois Department of Transportation data showing that “400 out of 3,460 bridges in the six-county Chicago metro area are considered ‘structurally deficient,’ meaning they are in need of repair or possibly replacement. That’s nearly 12 percent.”
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Thursday, November 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
According to a preliminary count, around 54 percent of registered voters in Illinois cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election.
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