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Grease Fire Temporarily Closes Maywood Burger King

The Burger King at 49 W. Lake St. in Maywood is temporarily closed after a grease fire, according to Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker. | File  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Burger King at 49 W. Lake St. in Maywood is boarded up after a grease fire that happened inside of the fast-food restaurant, […]

Chuck Suwannasri, Face Of Al’s Drive In, Dies At 63

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Al’s Drive In, the venerable family-owned fast food eatery at 80 Madison St. in Maywood, right across from Proviso East High School, has been a community institution since 1979. And for much of that time, Chokchai “Chuck” Suwannasri, of Melrose Park, was the face of the establishment.  Suwannasri, who was […]

Witness Says Multiple Dogs Reportedly Dead In Broadview House Fire

A two-story home on the 2300 block of 17th Avenue in Broadview that erupted in flames on Sunday afternoon. | Michael Romain  Sunday, May 1, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A two-story single family home, a garage and a vehicle all caught fire on the 2300 block of 17th Avenue in Broadview on May 1.  The fire happened […]

Westchester Village Manager Paul Nosek Resigns 

Westchester Village Manager Paul Nosek, left, during a meeting last year. Nosek resigned on April 25. | File  Wednesday, April 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Westchester Village Manager Paul Nosek has resigned his position, according to village officials.  Nosek’s resignation was announced by the village’s attorney, Matt Welch, during a regular village board meeting held April 26. […]

One Dead In Fatal Broadview Crash April 25 

A three-vehicle accident at 17th Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Broadview on Monday morning. | Fox 32/Screenshot  Monday, April 25, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  A Chicago woman has died in a fatal three-vehicle accident that happened Monday morning in Broadview.  The accident happened on the intersection of 17th and Roosevelt Road, said Broadview Police Chief Thomas Mills.  […]

Fred Hampton’s Boyhood Home Now A Local Landmark 

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., second from left, Maywood Trustee Melvin Lightford, Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker and former Black Panther Joe Wilson with members of the Black Panther Party Cubs. They’re holding a quilt showing the face of Fred Hampton Sr. during the village board meeting on April 19, where the board voted to make Hampton Sr.’s boyhood home a […]

Drunk Driver Crashes Into Bellwood Printing Company 

The front of Jamali Kopy Kat Printing in Bellwood, where a drunk driver crashed his car on Saturday morning, according to the store’s owner. Below, the driver also took out a traffic pole. | Michael Romain/Bottom photo provided Monday, April 4, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A local Bellwood business is out of commission after a motorist crashed […]

Broadview Man Found Fatally Shot In Maywood April 2 

Sunday, April 3, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Feature Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/CC BY 2.0 A Broadview man died from fatal gunshot wounds on April 2, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.  According to police dispatch records, Xavier Harvey, 33, was found unresponsive and injured from multiple gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle parked on the […]

Feud Between Maywood Mayor and Manager Ruptures, Village Attorney Ousted

The Maywood village board during an emergency meeting on March 30. | File  Wednesday, March 30, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 4/2/22 Tensions between Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker and Maywood Village Manager Chasity Wells-Armstrong, who was hired last year based on the mayor’s strong recommendation, may have reached a boiling point.  The village’s longtime attorney, […]

Back To Class For Proviso Students After Strike’s End 

Students return to Proviso East High School on Monday after being out since March 4 due to a historic teachers strike. | Michael Romain  Monday, March 28, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The roughly 4,200 students in Proviso Township High School District 209 returned to classes on Monday after being out since March 4 due to a historic […]


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