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Community Roots Run Deep At Westchester Plant Sale

Members of the Grassroots Garden Group gather for a photo during their annual plant sale on May 14. The proceeds from the sale go to the Westchester Food Pantry. | Provided  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Grassroots Garden Group’s annual plant sale, held Saturday near the village fountain on Cermak and Mannheim Roads in Westchester, […]

Hundreds Volunteer At Maywood’s Village Wide, Village Pride 

Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker and Readith Esther put the finishing touches on Saturday’s beautification of the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows. A team of volunteers planted flowers in front of the historic building during Saturday’s annual Village Pride, Village Wide event. | Michael Romain  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Maywood’s annual Village Wide, Village […]

In Maywood, History Brought To Life By Civil War-Era Actors

Chris Bryant, who portrays William Herman Stipp, a volunteer with the 10th Illinois Infantry, which formed out of Sandwich, Ill. Stipp was among a group of actors portraying overlooked Civil War-era personalities during the annual Civil War Living History demonstration in Maywood on May 14. | Michael Romain  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  William Herman […]

James Stenson, Former Maywood Police Chief, Dies at 85

A poster placed outside of the Maywood Police Department in memory of former Maywood Police Chief James Stenson. | Michael Romain  Friday, May 13, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Community members in Maywood and across Proviso Township are mourning former Maywood Police Chief James Stenson, who died May 3. He was 85.  The Maywood Police Department announced Stenson’s death […]

Civil War Living History Returns To Maywood May 14 

Civil War re-enactors fire muskets during the 2018 Civil War Living History event in Maywood. | Submitted photo Thursday, May 5, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Civil War Living History, the annual Civil War-era demonstration, is returning to Maywood.  This year’s event will be Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to […]

Grassroots Garden Group Plant Sale Returns May 14 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Grassroots Garden Group, a Westchester organization focused on cleaning and beautification in the village, will host its 4th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to noon, near the Westchester village fountain located at the southeast corner of Cermak and Mannheim roads.  The plants will sell for […]

Maywood Native Selected In NFL Draft 

Sunday, May 1, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Perrion Winfrey was able to breathe a little easier on April 30. The 21-year-old Maywood native was selected as the 108th pick in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Going into the Draft, Winfrey was consider a top 50 pick. During a press conference on Saturday, Winfrey said […]

New Community Clean Up Campaign Forms In Maywood 

Volunteers clean up the Maywood Peace Garden in Maywood on Saturday, the last day of Earth Month.  Many of them are with the nonprofit Clean Up – Give Back. | Michael Romain  Sunday, May 1, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Last year, Maywood native Verneka Smith decided she had had enough of driving past mounds of trash strewn […]

Handcrafted Trinkets Charm At Westchester Rummage Sale  

Kathy Mariner talks about her hand-knitted wares sold at Westchester Community Church’s Spring Craft/Rummage Sale on Saturday. | Michael Romain  Sunday, May 1 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  On Saturday, crowds of people streamed in and out of the lower level of Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd. in Westchester, to shop for homemade goods and food. Barbara […]

Willie Wilson Giving Away More Gas In Proviso April 23 

The line of motorists waiting for free gas at Super Save Mart in Maywood on March 24. | File Thursday, April 21, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Chicago businessman and mayoral candidate Willie Wilson will hold another gas giveaway in Proviso Township — this time in four Proviso suburbs — on Saturday, April 23.  This is the third […]


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