County Commissioner Who Reps Proviso Joins Chicago Mayoral Race 

First District Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, shown speaking at the podium, flanked by supporters in Chicago on Oct. 27, when he announced his bid for mayor. | Paul Goyette  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  First District Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson officially entered the Chicago mayoral race on Oct. 27. The commissioner formally announced during […]

Metra Proposes Ditching Popular $100 Super Saver Pass

The Berkeley Metra station. | File  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  Metra’s proposed budget for next year calls for doing away with the popular $100 Super Saver system-wide monthly pass while lowering the price of the regular, zone-based monthly passes. The move would save money for commuters closer to downtown Chicago, but it would represent […]

Westchester Mayor Signals Interest In Connecting Silver Creek Trail To Prairie Path 

A woman walks on the Salt Creek Trail near Broadview on Oct. 23. | File  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 11, Acting Westchester President Nick Steker said that he and some of his counterparts have expressed interest in trying to connect the Salt Creek Trail to the […]

State Announces Grants For Local Tourism, Lead Abatement 

Participants ride their bikes through Riverside during the annual Tour de Proviso bike ride on Oct. 1. The annual event could be the kind eligible for state tourism funding through the Illinois Travel and Tourism Grant Program. | File  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  State officials recently announced a series of grants designed to help […]

Maria Ramos, Berkeley Jeweler, Inspired By Survival 

Maria Ramos, a Berkeley resident and owner of Mararey Designs, stands in her home office where she makes her jewelry. | Shanel Romain  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  Maria Ramos has beat cancer three times. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 and 2001, before being diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2012. She said […]

Developer To Build 20 More Affordable Apartments In Maywood

A rendering of one of the affordable, handicap-accessible apartment buildings under development in Maywood by IFF, which has already built 12 units in Maywood. | Courtesy WJW Architects  Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Since 2018, a dozen affordable, handicap-accessible apartments have been built in Bellwood and Maywood for people with a broad range of disabilities. Now, […]

Sidney Hurst Jr., Member Of Maywood’s Oldest Black Family, Dies At 97 

Sidney Hurst Jr., the grandson of Iva and Amanda Hurst, the heads of Maywood’s first Black family, died Oct. 14 at 97. | Provided Thursday, October 27, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  There’s a long history of Blacks moving back and forth between Maywood and Oak Park — two suburbs with some of the richest Black communities in […]