Looking To Broadview As A Model, Riverside Makes Juneteenth A Paid Holiday

Juneteenth was first marked in an unofficial capacity in Riverside on June 19, 2020 during a Black Lives Matter demonstration (above) that featured a march from the North Riverside Village Commons to Guthrie Park in Riverside, where an organizer read the Emancipation Proclamation. | Alex Rogals  Thursday, February 24, 2022 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews  Riverside trustees voted […]

Black History Month Event Will Honor Local Women 

The cover of Dr. Rhonda Sherrod’s new book, which was published in January. Sherrod will be among five area women honored by Black Men’s Perspective on Saturday.  Thursday, February 24, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  A local organization plans to wrap up Black History Month by honoring five prominent women in Proviso Township.  Black Men’s Perspective, an organization […]

After Ukraine Invasion, Local Gas Prices Could Rise Above $4 A Gallon

A BP gas station in Maywood showing gas at $3.76 a gallon on Feb. 24. With Russia having invaded Ukraine, that price could rise above $4 a gallon, energy analysts say. | File Thursday, February 24, 2022 || By Local Media Curator || @maywoodnews  The Russian invasion of Ukraine could mean higher gas prices in Proviso Township, according to numerous […]

Vision-Impaired Bellwood Baker Turns Passion Into Serious Business 

Thursday, February 24, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Bellwood native Keelie Banks, 37, had been baking for more than a decade when she decided last year to take steps to turn her passion into a business. She launched a website and registered her business, Suga Bakers, with the Illinois Secretary of State.  “I had been wanting to do […]