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No Injuries In Major Westchester House Fire 

Fire personnel responding to the house fire on Windsor Drive in Westchester Monday night. | Courtesy Westchester Fire Department/Facebook  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 || By Community Editor|| @maywoodnews  Westchester Fire Department officials explained in a statement that no one was injured in a major house fire in Westchester on Jan. 16.  The Westchester Fire Department was dispatched to the residential […]

Welch Elected House Speaker Again

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is sworn into office by his wife, Judge ShawnTe Raines-Welch, on Wednesday. Welch was elected to a second consecutive term this week. | Photo courtesy House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch/Facebook  Friday, January 13, 2023 || By Nika Schoonover & Hannah Meisel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – A mix of incumbents and newly minted […]

Pritzker Signs Reproductive Rights Expansion

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday in Chicago signing a bill into law that expands access to abortion and gender-affirming health care, and also gives legal protections to health care providers who perform those services. |  Friday, January 13, 2023 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday expanding […]

Westchester’s Acting Village Manager Retires 

Westchester Acting Village Manager Greg Hribal, center, at a tree dedication in November. Hribal announced on Jan. 10 that he’s retiring. | File  Westchester’s acting village manager announced at a regular village board meeting on Jan. 10 that he’s retiring “effective immediately.”  Greg Hribal — a 30-year Westchester employee who had been working as acting manager since he was appointed […]

Westchester Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Westchester Police Department announced on Jan. 10 that they’ve arrested a suspect connected to the murder of a Maywood man who was fatally shot in Westchester last year.  Westchester Police said they arrested Craig P. Satchell on Jan. 3. Following an investigation and felony review by the Cook County […]

Pritzker Signs Assault Weapon Sales, Manufacturing Ban

Gov. JB Pritzker signs a bill banning the sale and manufacture of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines on the Senate floor Monday. | Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 || Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – On the first full day of his second term, Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed a bill banning the sale, distribution […]

Berkeley’s Alice Thompson, One Of Country’s Oldest People, Dies At 111 

Alice Thompson, seen in March 17, 2021, looks from the living room window of her Berkeley home as passersby pay tribute. | File  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Alice Thompson, whose festive birthday caravans were becoming a pandemic-era tradition in Berkeley, died on Jan. 1, two months shy of her 112th birthday. According to Gerontology […]

Pritzker Lays Out Second-Term Priorities In Inaugural Address

Gov. JB Pritzker takes the oath of office for his second term Monday at the Bank of Springfield convention center. | Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois  Monday, January 9, 2023 || By Nika Schoonover/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was sworn in to his second term Monday with the state’s other constitutional officers, promising a bold and […]

Como’s Pizza Reverses Plans To Close, Will Remain Open 

Como’s Pizza in Broadview announced on Jan. 6 that it plans to stay open despite earlier plans to close its doors for good. | Michael Romain  Friday, January 6, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Como’s Pizza, 1903 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview, was supposed to permanently close its doors on Jan. 7. Not so fast.  The beloved local […]

Developers Of Wolf Point 290 In Hillside Shift Gears 

The 13 acres of land next to CarMax dubbed Wolf Point 290 in Hillside. | File  Friday, January 6, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Plans to bring a light manufacturing and warehouse complex to the 13 acres west of CarMax at 101 N. Wolf Rd. in Hillside have changed to accommodate concerns from village officials and residents.  Representatives with […]

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