Tag: Rep. Welch

Historic Maywood Church Building Gets New Congregation, With A History Of Its Own

Sunday, June 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Congressman Danny K. Davis, fourth from left, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Rev. Myron Austin attend Sunday’s ribbon-cutting for Rose of Sharon Community Church, which moved into its permanent home in Maywood on July 7. | Shanel Romain

A historic Maywood church building that dates back to 1871 took in its newest congregation on July 7.

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Maywood Hits Jackpot, Will Collect Revenue From Chicago Casino

Thursday, June 6, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

For all intents and purposes, one municipality in Proviso Township just hit the jackpot. The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill on June 2 that would authorize the construction of six new casinos in the state. And the portion of the revenue from a proposed casino to be built in Chicago would go to the village of Maywood. 

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In Bellwood, Proviso Residents Sound Off On Legalized Marijuana

Sunday, June 2, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Community members in support of a law legalizing recreational marijuana raise their hands to indicate their support during a May 25 town hall in Bellwood. | Courtesy Nathaniel George-Booker/Facebook

A week before lawmakers in Springfield voted to pass a bill that would make recreational marijuana legal in the state of Illinois, residents from across Proviso Township gathered in Bellwood to voice their opinions on what was then still pending legislation. The state legalized medical marijuana five years ago.

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