Maywood Trustee Has Plan To Make Maywood, River Forest ‘Twin’ Suburbs

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Earlier this month, a prominent River Forest developer was charged with one count of a hate crime and one count of aggravated battery by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office after he allegedly assaulted an African American woman in the parking lot of the River Forest Jewel. The incident, which […]

Federal Lawsuit: Business Firm Responsible For Unemployment Data Breach

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Rebecca Anzel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — The firm contracted to launch an unemployment claims portal is solely responsible for a data breach that made available almost 33,000 Illinoisans’ personal information, a St. Clair County resident has alleged in a federal lawsuit. The state Department of Employment Security announced on May 18 that the web-based […]

North Riverside Mall Movie Theater Aims To Reopen June 26

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Stacey Sheridan/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  Classic Cinemas will reopen its movie theaters, including the North Riverside Luxury 6 at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, on June 26, when the governor is expected to move state to the next phase of his Restore Illinois plan. Phase 4 allows gatherings of 50 people […]

Counter Coffee Launches Black Lives Matter Blend

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  Counter Coffee Air Roasters, at 7324 Madison St. in Forest Park, has introduced a new blend of African and South American coffee to benefit the Black Lives Matter Foundation. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds of each bag purchased will be donated. “Everyone is feeling the sentiments of injustice, […]

Community Leaders Seeking Area Young People To Speak, Perform At June 27 Peace Rally

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  On Saturday, June 27, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Maywood nonprofit Proviso Leyden for Action (PLCCA) will organize a “call to action” and is seeking area young people to participate. “The goal of this event is to encourage our youth to express their thoughts and emotions during these challenging […]

State Senator, Area Mayors To Host Juneteenth Police Accountability Protest

Thursday, June 18, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  On Friday, June 19, 4 p.m., Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (4th), state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins other elected officials will host a Juneteenth Police Accountability Protest. The march will start […]