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Briefly: Berkeley Poised To Purchase ‘Biggest Eye-Sore’ Property, Maywood Launches Survey, Westchester Street Improvements, More

Creekside Village Apartments in Northlake. | File  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  We’re slowly reprising Briefly, our regular rundown of local news in Proviso Township — delivered briefly and to the point.  Northlake Planning Addison Creek, Sewer And Park Improvements The city of Northlake is planning millions of dollars’ worth of improvements both on land […]

Broadview Quietly Becoming Proviso’s Biking Destination

Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson bikes during the 2021 Tour de Proviso event. | File  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a regular board meeting on May 2, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson formally recognized May as National Bike Month with a resolution urging residents to join her in the observation. This month, Broadview residents and visitors “will […]

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 […]

Al’s Not Quite The Same Without Chuck, Customers Say

Darrell Stevens orders at Al’s Drive In on May 5, the day after the death of popular employee Chokchai “Chuck” Suwannasri. | Michael Romain  Thursday, May 5, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  While he waited in line at Al’s Drive In, 80 Madison St. in Maywood, on Thursday afternoon, Arian Wade couldn’t help but notice the difference.  “It’s […]

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 […]

Cook County Health Celebrates 1M Vaccines Administered

Cook County officials, including 1st District Commissioner Brandon Johnson and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Cook County North Riverside Health Center in North Riverside on April 28. | Alex Rogals/Staff  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  Cook County officials including Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha and Cook County […]

Illinois Lawmakers Respond To Leaked Supreme Court Abortion Decision

The front façade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC. | Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash Wednesday, May 4, 2022 || By Grace Kinnicutt/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Democrats warned of an “end to the constitutional right to privacy” if a leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 landmark decision in […]

Village Free Press Seeks Growth Through Merger

The outside of Wednesday Journal’s office in Oak Park. Village Free Press is now fully part of the nonprofit newspaper organization. | File  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  I’m writing to share the news that after founding Village Free Press (VFP) in 2013 as a WordPress blog for Maywood and shepherding its growth into a news […]

West 40 Purchases Empty Maywood School, Plans To Relocate From Hillside

West 40 Intermediate Service Center purchased the empty Lexington Elementary School in Maywood last week. The agency plans to relocate from its facility in Hillside once the renovations are complete. | File  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  An empty elementary school in Maywood has been purchased by one of the largest educational support agencies in […]

Briefly: Electric Scooters Land In Bellwood, Hillside Planning MLK Breakfast, More

New Bird electric scooters sit outside of Lemm Park on the corner of Washington Boulevard and 23rd Avenue on Monday. Below, a screenshot of the Bird locations in Bellwood listed in the company’s mobile app. | File Monday, May 2, 2022 || Community Editor || @maywoodnews  We’re slowly reprising Briefly, our regular rundown of local news in Proviso Township — […]


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