OPINION: ‘My body is a monument’

Thursday, July 2, 2020 || By Michael Romain || OPINION ||  @maywoodnews  In 2018, New York City officials ordered the removal of the Central Park statue of J. Marion Sims. Sims is the so-called father of gynecology, perhaps best known for perfecting, in a grotesque way, the widely feared speculum — “the cold, clicking, duck-billed apparatus that lifts and separates […]

Harlem Avenue Car Wash Could Be Replaced By New Taco Bell

Thursday, July 2, 2020 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  Forest Park may be home to a second Taco Bell restaurant, as a developer is looking to open a drive-thru taco joint at 161 Harlem Ave., currently occupied by Harlem Randolph Car Wash. According to Steve Glinke, director of public health and safety, head of zoning for the […]

Black-Owned Urgent Care Clinic At Risk Of Closing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 2, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  One of the few Black-owned urgent care clinics in the state is on the brink of closure amid the most serious global pandemic in a century.  Dr. Michelle Alexandre, 48, said on Monday that the clinic she’s operated for some two decades, Roya Family Medical Center, 808 N. 19th Ave. […]

Mendoza: New Fiscal Year Will Be Even More Challenging Than Height Of Budget Impasse

Thursday, July 2, 2020 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois, like most states, began a new fiscal year on July 1 and the person in charge of managing the state’s bank accounts said she fears it could be one of the most difficult years in modern memory. “This is going to be, I think, […]

Maywood Apartment Complex Riddled With Code Violations Catches Fire, One Person Injured

Thursday, July 2, 2020 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  One man has been hospitalized after a fire that happened early Thursday inside of a Maywood apartment building that has a long history of code violations. Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh said that firefighters responded to the fire at 1208 Madison St., at approximately 6:10 a.m. While trying to put […]