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 […]

In Proviso, Rents Spike While Affordable Housing Disappears

A house for rent in Westchester shown on the real estate site Realtor.com. | Ledio Samarxhiu/Realtor.com  Wednesday, April 6, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  If you’re the average prospective buyer looking for a house in the Proviso Township area, good luck with the search. New data from a range of real estate experts show that the housing stock across the […]

Applications For Up To $30K In Housing Relief To Open In April 

Saturday, March 12, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Starting in April, homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and at risk of foreclosure will be able to apply for up to $30,000 in free assistance through the Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) program, Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) officials announced in February.  “My administration worked more quickly than […]

Two New ‘Village Hall-Built’ Single-Family Homes Going Up In Bellwood 

Two single-family homes under construction on the northwest corner of 49th and St. Charles Road in Bellwood. | File  Saturday, February 26, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Last year, the northwest corner of 49th and St. Charles Road in Bellwood wasn’t more than a large hole in the ground. Now, it’s the site of two nearly completed single-family […]

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