Maywood To Hire Roughly A Dozen New Officers, Formally Introduces Second Chaplain 

Maywood Police Chaplain Rodney Davis places a pin on new chaplain Min. Lorenzo Webber during a regular Maywood village board meeting on Aug. 16. The pinning ceremony made his chaplaincy official, Davis said. | Shanel Romain  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The village of Maywood recently went on a law enforcement hiring spree. At a regular […]

Maywood Honors 111-Year-Old Susie Lewis, Village’s Oldest Living Resident 

Susie Lewis with her great-great-great grandson, 2-year-old Isaiah Jackson, of Dolton, during the matriarch’s 108th birthday celebration in Maywood in 2019. | File  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Community Editor || || @maywoodnews   During a regular meeting on Aug. 16, the Maywood Board of Trustees honored Susie Lewis, the village’s oldest living resident. Lewis turned 111 on Aug. 11.  Maywood […]

Triton College Rolls Out New Cannabis Cultivation Course

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By F. Amanda Tugade/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews || Photo by CRYSTALWEED cannabis on Unsplash Triton College students will have the opportunity to learn how to grow, care and manage cannabis plants through a new course this fall. The course – aptly named cannabis cultivation – is folded into the college’s greenhouse grow operations certificate program where students can […]

Brookfield Zoo’s Gorilla, JoJo, Heads To Field Museum

JoJo, the silverback gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, died July 31. | JoJo (Brookfield Zoo/CZS)  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  JoJo, the silverback gorilla at Brookfield Zoo who died July 31 during surgery to treat an acute illness, is destined to become part of the collection at the Field Museum. The news, first reported by the Chicago […]

TikTok Blackout Challenge Is Dangerous, Local Public Health Director Says

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Stacey Sheridan/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews  || Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash  Oak Park Public Health Director Theresa Chapple-McGruder is warning parents everywhere of a harmful social media fad that is leading to the deaths of young children, including that of her own 9-year-old cousin in Philadelphia. The fad is known as the “blackout challenge” and […]

Northlake Says Its Police Pension Fund Is 84% Funded

A memorial in honor of slain Northlake officers John Nagle and Anthony Perri that sits outside of the Northlake Police Department. | File  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  As municipalities across Illinois scramble to get their local public safety pension funds close to fully funded by 2040, as a 2011 state law mandates, one area […]

Loyola Medicine To Offer Free Cancer Screenings To Uninsured Women Aug. 20

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Loyola Medicine || @maywoodnews || Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash On Saturday, August 20, 2022, qualified women who make an appointment can receive free cervical and breast cancer screenings as part of Loyola Medicine’s seventh annual See, Test and Treat event. See, Test and Treat will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., […]

Maywood Old Timers Picnic Returns Aug. 28 

Attendees at a Maywood Old Timers picnic held in the past. | File  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The annual Maywood Old Timers Picnic will take place after all. Organizers said the longstanding event will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Veterans Park on Oak Street, just behind the Maywood […]