Komarek Community Celebrates Start Of Renovation, Expansion

Friday, June 18, 2021 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  If the situation looked bleak back in April 2019, when the first of two bond referendums to renovate and expand Komarek School in North Riverside, which serves a small part of Broadview, went down to defeat in convincing fashion, the atmosphere outside the school on the evening of June […]

Vaccinated Illinoisans Automatically Entered Into $10 million Lottery

Friday, June 18, 2021 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra steps to enter. Gov. JB Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in […]

Man Dies In Shooting In Maywood June 17

Friday, June 18, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A man is dead after a shooting on June 17 in Maywood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Jerry Haynes, 42, died of multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide that happened on the 600 block of South 17th Ave. in Maywood, the examiner’s office reported. Maywood Police could […]

OPINION: Juneteenth And Black Freedom

Friday, June 18, 2021 || By Dr. Rhonda Sherrod || @maywoodnews “Bless the Lord, the Yankees have come,” exclaimed 17-year-old Amy Spain when Union forces entered town. That was the excited utterance of an adolescent who thought she would taste liberty, before she was hanged on the courthouse lawn in Darlington, South Carolina. Her statement, though simple, contradicted the racist […]

D209 Board Adopts Required Black History Curriculum

Friday, June 8, 2021 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  The Proviso Township High School District 209 board voted to adopt a Black history textbook and curriculum at its June 8 meeting. The recommendation to contract with Black History 365 (BH 365) for a total cost of $303,780 for textbooks and digital licenses was presented by Dr. Nicole […]