Broadview Church Elects New Senior Pastor 

Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, 2100 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, has a new pastor after a 16-month search, church officials said.  The new pastor, Rev. Jasper Paul Taylor, was elected with 94% of the congregation’s vote of approval.  “Rev. Taylor’s heart for God and God’s people, as well as his […]

Turkey Drives Still Happening In Proviso

Turkeys stacked outside of McDonald’s in Broadview Village Square on Friday, Nov. 18. The turkeys were distributed thanks to the McDonald’s Operators of Chicagoland and the Black McDonald’s Operators Association. | Shanel Romain  Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  It’s less than a week from Thanksgiving, but there’s still time to get a free turkey and […]

Strip Club’s Hopes Of Opening In Broadview Likely Dashed After Settlement, Mayor Says

An aerial view of 2850 Indian Joe Drive, where developers sued to force Broadview officials to grant them the ability to open a strip club. | Google Earth  Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Broadview officials are praising a recent court decision that limited damages to an entity attempting to open a strip club in the […]

Metra Keeps $100 Super Saver Passes After Board Backlash

A Metra train traveling through Maywood in 2020. | Spooner Baumann  Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The Metra Board of Directors voted unanimously on Nov. 11 to approve a 2023 budget that includes keeping the popular $100 Super Saver monthly pass and both all-system and three-zone day passes until at least the end of next […]

Chubby’s Hot Chicken Heads To Madison Street

Prentiss Harris, owner of Big Shrimpin in Austin and the forthcoming Chubby’s Hot Chicken in Forest Park, talks about his road to restaurant ownership. | Melissa Elsmo  Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Melissa Elsmo/Forest Park Eats || @maywoodnews  Listen up hot heads, Prentiss Harris, owner of Big Shrimpin, 5963 W. Madison St. in Austin, is poised to bring his version of […]

New Indoor-Outdoor Primate Habitat Planned For Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo chief Dr. Michael Adkesson (at left alongside Tropic World legend Samson) reveals big plans for new primate habitat. | Bob Uphues/Editor When it opened to the public, Tropic World – Brookfield Zoo’s indoor recreation of the tropical rainforest featuring the animals inhabiting it – was a marvel. “The $9 million re-creation of a rain forest is the largest […]

D209 Scholarship Satisfies Local Foodies, Raises $20K For Area Students

Chef Paco at the Nov. 10 Great Chefs: Educated Palates event. | Paul Goyette  Saturday, November 19, 2022 || By Melissa Elsmo/Oak Park Eats || @maywoodnews  The Foundry, 7503 Madison St., bustled with familiar faces on the evening of Nov. 10 when 209 Scholarship hosted its third Great Chefs: Educated Palates event. The food-focused, music-filled gathering raised approximately $20,000 for […]