Bellwood Police Investigating May 24 Shooting

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Bellwood Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Washington Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Multiple residents in the area said they heard between five and 15 loud gunshots. One bystander said he heard “about 10 or 12 shots,” but did not […]

A Drive-Thru Graduation For D209’s Class Of 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  Proviso High School District 209’s graduation ceremonies, like practically everything else this year, were affected by COVID-19, but the pandemic didn’t stop staff, students and their families from celebrating. On May 22 and May 23, the district held drive-thru ceremonies for the graduating classes of all three schools. […]

Democrats Unveil Legislative Map Proposal, GOP Calls It ‘Gerrymandering 101’

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – House and Senate redistricting committees will hold a series of public hearings this week on a proposed new set of legislative maps that Democrats released late Friday, despite the fact that official census data won’t be available until later this year. The Democrats’ decision to release […]

Local Clergy Look Forward To Putting Young People To Work This Summer

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  On May 22, the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) hosted the 5th Annual Kickoff Fundraiser for its 4-4-4 Safe Summer Internship Program.  The event was held on the grounds of Christian Unity, 2140 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood.  Rev. Albert Johnson, the director of PTMAN’s Safe Summer internship program, during the […]

Pivotal Proviso Mental Health Institution Turns 50 This Year

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Fifty years after its incorporation, the Proviso Township Mental Health Center has been through its share of transition. In 1982, the center’s name was changed to Proviso Family Services, or ProCare Centers for short. In 2000, the center was acquired by Resurrection Health Center, a traditional medical hospital. Several mergers […]

Man Fatally Stabbed In Forest Park Dies In Maywood

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 5/30/21 A 36-year-old Cicero man was fatally stabbed in Forest Park, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.  Pedro Aragon-Hernandez died of a stab wound to the chest, the medical examiner’s report concluded.  According to the examiner, Aragon-Hernandez was stabbed at 2nd and Harvard in Maywood.  Maywood […]