Maywood Native, Frustrated With Highway Trash, Organizes Cleanup

Saturday, March 27, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Verneka Smith had reached her breaking point.  “Whenever I get on the expressway to go work in Berkeley, this is all I see,” she said on Saturday afternoon, pointing to the unsightly litter along the expressway ramp on 1st and Harrison in Maywood.  “Even when I’m driving back to go […]

Cook County To Release 25K First-Dose Vaccine Appointments At Noon On March 28

Saturday, March 27, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Cook County Health officials announced on March 27 that they will release approximately 25,000 Pfizer first-dose appointments for eligible individuals at noon on Sunday, March 28, at four mass vaccination locations, including Triton College, 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, and the former HoBo store at 7630 Roosevelt Rd. […]

Lightford Pushing To Make Juneteenth State Holiday 

Saturday, March 27, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (4th), whose district encompasses most of Proviso Township, is following up on her promise last year to push to make Juneteenth a holiday across the state.  “I’m going to do what I can and I know Rep. Welch will join me, as we request for […]