Taste of Melrose Park, Maywood Fest Close Out The Summer 

Community members having fun at the Taste of Melrose Park in 2017. The Taste will happen this year on Sept. 2 through Sept. 4. | File  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Residents of Proviso Township know the summer’s end with the approach of two of the biggest suburban festivals in the area — the Taste […]

D89 Officials Stress Safety As New School Year Begins 

District 89 Supt. David Negron, shown wearing a suit, and other community members greet Garfield Elementary students as they enter school in 2019. Marsha Alexander, the school’s principal, said first responders support the annual event. The close working relationship with police and fire personnel is one aspect of the district’s safety apparatus, district officials said at a Maywood village board […]

Westchester To Host Special Meeting On Roosevelt Road Development Aug. 30 

One of the parcels of property that Westchester sold to a developer planning to construct commercial facilities in order to operate an Aldi, Starbucks and a string of upscale retailers. | File  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Westchester village board will host a special meeting on Aug. 30, 6 p.m., at Westchester Village Hall, […]

Registration For Third Annual Tour De Proviso Now Open 

Community members ride through Broadview, Bellwood and Maywood during the first annual Tour de Proviso in 2020. This year, the event will take place in Riverside. | File  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Bike riders across the west suburbs are gearing up for the annual Tour de Proviso, a tradition since 2020. This year, the ride […]

Meet Ralph DeSchaaf, 75, Witness To Vietnam War History 

Ralph DeSchaaf, an ordained minister who was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, pictured at a carnival on Aug. 27. | Michael Romain  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  While covering a community carnival at the Concord Place Retirement Community, 401 W. Lake St. in Northlake, we met Ralph DeSchaaf, a 75-year-old ordained minister who was […]

Northlake Retirement Community Hosts Festive Carnival 

Rachelle Blough and Ralph DeSchaaf seen with young people outside of a petting zoo setup on the grounds of Concord Place Retirement Community in Northlake on Aug. 27. | Provided  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  For a few hours on Aug. 27, the parking lot of the towering Concord Place Retirement Community, 401 W. Lake […]

Big St. Charles Road Changes In Store For Berkeley 

The newly opened Dream Event Space & Banquet Hall inside the old Luis & Luigi’s Restaurant at 5245 St. Charles Rd. | File  Saturday, August 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The portion of St. Charles Road that runs through Berkeley is humming with development as new businesses open and one of the village’s biggest eyesores heads for […]