Investigation Of Brick Thrown Into Proviso West Alum’s Oak Park Cafe Inconclusive

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Stacey Sheridan/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews  The investigation into the brick thrown at Live Café, 163 S. Oak Park Ave., is effectively closed but can easily be reopened upon discovery of new information, according to the Oak Park police department. Wrapped in a note containing a racial slur, the brick was found outside the Black-owned […]

18 Inches Of Snow Dumped On West Suburbs So Far This February

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  There’s still roughly two weeks left in February, but already, around 17 to 18 inches of snow have fallen in parts of the west suburbs, according to the National Weather Service’s collected snowfall totals from weather stations in Forest Park and Oak Park. The totals were listed by the […]

Pritzker Issues Statewide Disaster Proclamation Amid Winter Storms

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Sarah Mansur/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — Dangerous sub-zero temperatures and massive snow accumulation across Illinois prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation for the entire state on Tuesday. “I have directed my administration to use all resources at our disposal to keep our communities safe amid dangerous and ongoing winter […]

Police Looking For Maywood Man Who’s Been Missing Since Feb. 4

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Maywood Police detectives are looking for a Maywood man who has been missing since Feb. 4, police said. The man, 34-year-old Blake Jerrell Bondurant has autism and has threatened suicide, police said. Bondurant is a Black male, 5’7 and 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last […]

Doc Rivers To Sponsor Free COVID-19 Testing Days In Maywood

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Philadelphia 76ers head coach and Maywood native Glenn “Doc” Rivers has agreed to sponsor two free COVID-19 testing days in Maywood. During those “Glenn ‘Doc’ Rivers Testing Days,” the free tests will be administered by COVID Equity Response Collaborative Loyola (CERCL), the coalition of community members and Loyola employees who […]

D209 Makes Big Progress On Health, Life And Safety Fixes

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  In January, D209 administration announced that the district had fixed hundreds of health and life safety (HLS) issues in the three high school buildings, some dating back to the 1980s, including all urgent items and most of the recommended fixes. Carl Giometti, project architect from Perkins & Will, […]

Bellwood Tenant: ‘No Heat Since Saturday,’ CBS Chicago Reports

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  Bellwood tenant Tanya Erving told reporters that she hasn’t had heat since Saturday, according to a CBS Chicago investigation published Feb. 15. “Honestly, I have a very nice unit, but when it comes to the winter time, it’s like living hell,” Erving said, before CBS showed her thermostat at […]