New Advanced Manufacturing Lab Opens At West While Industry-Grade Culinary Lab Opens At East

Sunday, November 29, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Earlier this month, District 209 officials cut the ribbon on a new Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Proviso West in Hillside and an industrial-grade culinary lab at Proviso East in Maywood. Both spaces are part of the district’s college and career readiness programs. The new post-secondary training spaces are designed to […]

State Rep. Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sunday, November 29, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), whose district encompasses a large part of Proviso Township, has tested positive for COVID-19. During an interview on Nov. 29, Welch said that he started feeling symptoms last Wednesday and tested positive on Saturday. He said he’s been quarantined in the basement of his […]

Hillside Police Vehicles To Get Dashboard Cameras, Body Cams Could Come Next Year, Officials Say

Sunday, November 29, 2020 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The Hillside Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 23 to approve a contract to purchase new police dashboard cameras for all 12 of the department’s squad cars, along with access to the cloud-based storage necessary to store the cameras’ data. While the Hillside Police Department hoped to make the […]

Proviso West Alum’s Grant Shines Light On Black-Owned Businesses

Sunday, November 29, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Kisa Marx, owner of Kisakidcare Home Day Care, which she runs out of her Oak Park home, has operated her business for 11 years and for all 11 years, she’s been renting, which has left her at the whims of landlords. “We’ve moved several times because a landlord moved out […]

Local Businessman Donates $10K To Create Water Fund For Those Struggling To Pay Bills

Sunday, November 29, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A local businessman in Proviso Township recently donated $10,000 to help Maywood residents who are behind on their water bills.  David Scott, the owner of People Cab and People Loan Club, both in Bellwood, said that he was inspired to give the money after learning about the high number of […]