To Hell With Good Intentions

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 || By Michael Romain || Opinion || @maywoodnews  On Jan. 19, I had the pleasure of attending virtually Dominican University’s fifth annual National Day of Racial Reckoning. The event happened in the wake of George Floyd and the June 6 insurrection at the Capitol — events that bookended a time of great strife in this country, […]

State OKs Phase 4, But Cook County Keeps Some Limits In Place

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  The Illinois Department of Health on Feb. 2 announced suburban Cook County’s long-awaited return to Phase 4 of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan. The move would have meant greater flexibility with respect to indoor service at local bars and restaurants. But that same day, the Cook County Department of […]

Village People: Bobby Hernandez, 31, Talks Comics And Career

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  With so many people having to learn how to pivot during this pandemic, I asked local resident Bobby Hernandez, a millennial, how he’s been able to navigate his career during this time. Hernandez, grew up and still lives in Stone Park, graduated from Proviso West High School and completed his liberal arts […]

Cook County Clerk, Rotary To Host Black History Month Lunch & Learn Series

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club will host a Black History Month Lunch & Learn, a virtual speaker series that will feature distinguished African American leaders. Feb. 4: Dr. Lance Williams | Assistant director for the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois will […]

Inspired By River Forest, Dominican Deepens Ties To Maywood

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Administrators at Dominican University in River Forest announced last month that they’re hoping to develop a spring immersion program in Maywood. The announcement was made at a National Day of Racial Healing virtual ceremony on Jan. 19. “Ordinarily, the university offers students the opportunity to travel somewhere during spring break […]