PHOTOS: Tour De Proviso Draws Cycling Enthusiasts From Around Township

Monday, October 5, 2020 || Photos by Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  The first annual Tour de Proviso biking event attracted bicycling enthusiasts from all over the township on Oct. 3. The event, co-hosted by the villages of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, was the brainchild of Maywood Trustee Miguel Jones. Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, who hosts a bike ride with community […]

Maywood Nonprofit Returns To Its Roots With Job Training Program

Monday, October 5, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Operation Uplift, 104 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, was founded in 1968, in order to train Blacks for careers in Corporate America. In the decades since its founding, however, the nonprofit’s focus has been less centered on training than on maintaining the West Town Museum of Cultural History that Operation […]

Elderly Couple Found Dead Inside Maywood Home After Furnace Malfunction

Monday, October 5, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  An elderly couple was found unconscious inside of their home on the 1200 block of S. 15th Ave. in Maywood on Oct. 4. They were pronounced dead at 2:27 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Leevell Robinson, 80, and Ora Robinson, 78, died from hyperthermia related to […]

Lightford: Pritzker, Dem Leaders, ‘Being Held Accountable’ For Pledged Support

Monday, October 5, 2020 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chair state Sen. Kimberly Lightford said the caucus is holding Gov. JB Pritzker, House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, and Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, accountable for their pledged support for the ILBC agenda. At a news conference on Oct. 1 in […]