Couple Transitions From The Street To Their Own Apartment Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Friday, November 20, 2020 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  Kim and Anthony, two former Forest Park residents, will feel especially grateful this Thanksgiving Day because a year ago they were sleeping in a tent in a secluded part of the village and panhandling for money on the ramps where Harlem crosses I-290. Two weeks ago, they moved into […]

Maywood Artist’s Work On Display At Museum Of Contemporary Art In Chicago

Friday, November 20, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Maywood artist Jesse Howard was among the first generation of Black students allowed to attend Austin High School just as the West Side was integrating. “We just had our 50-year reunion this year,” Howard said during a recent interview. “That whole generation, we did good. All we did was riot […]

New Initiative Launched To Help Illinoisans Expunge Marijuana Arrests, Convictions

Friday, November 20, 2020 || By Raymon Troncoso/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — A new state-funded initiative called New Leaf Illinois aims to connect Illinoisans who want to remove marijuana arrests or convictions from their records with 20 nonprofit organizations that provide free legal representation and information on expungements. New Leaf Illinois was launched Thursday by the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, an organization […]

Aldi Coming To North Riverside Mall? Mum’s The Word

Friday, November 20, 2020 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  Is the grocery chain Aldi planning to build a new freestanding store at North Riverside Park Mall, in the parking lot in front of the former Sears lower level along Cermak Road? According to a site plan included in online marketing materials for the former Sears property – which […]