In Photos: Hundreds Get Vaccinated At Maywood Park District March 27

Sunday, March 28, 2021 || Photos by Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  Hundreds of people gathered at the Maywood Park District, 921 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, on March 27, in order to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Maywood Park District Executive Director Lonette Hall said 440 residents got vaccinated that day. Here’s a portion of the event in photos. Ayetta Wheeler-Rice, 68, […]

Police Raid Bellwood Trustee Candidate’s Home Following Prank Call, Lawsuit Filed

Sunday, March 28, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A Bellwood trustee candidate has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the village and 10 police officers from a suburban SWAT team after a prank call resulted in officers raiding his home and inflicting emotional and physical trauma on him and his family.  Andrew Martin Stroth, the Soto family’s […]

Maywood Woman Fatally Shot, Dies March 27

Sunday, March 28, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A Maywood woman has died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Yolanda Vargas, 45, was shot on the 300 block of South 2nd Ave. in Maywood, according to the medical examiner. She was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. on March 27, according to the […]

Maywood Organizers Host Bilingual Candidates Forum 

Sunday, March 28, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  On March 25, the nonprofit Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL) hosted what may well be the first bilingual candidates forum in Maywood’s history. The virtual forum, which took place on Zoom and was streamed live on CSPL’s Facebook page, allowed representatives from three of the four slates with […]