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Technological business
district begins in Maywoo
An important part of Maywood’s Economic
Growth Initiative (EGI) got under way recently
with a kickoff event at the Global Business
Center, located at 840 S. 17th Ave.
The event introduced residents and village
officials who attended—among them Mayor
Edwenna Perkins and trustee Isiah Brandon—
to the start of a Maywood technological
business district, with classes in 3-D printing ,
coding and app development being offered to
Maywood youths ages 16-24.....
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A group of mothers who gathered recently at the
Maywood Public Library all share the experience of a
horror no parent should ever have to go through.
They are all part of Mothers of Murdered Sons, or
MOMS, a grief and wellness support group which met
for a celebration of life fall luncheon to kick off its
fall and winter season that starts Saturday, Nov. 12 at
the library.  Although the last word of the acronym is
sons, young women also have been murdered, and
the group welcomes their mothers, as well. The
names of over 30 young men and women......
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MOMS helps mothers of
murdered children cope, heal
Landmark status stays on
Widows Home property
Any developer of property in Maywood that
has landmark designation, such as the Widows
Home at First Avenue and Lake Street, will
have to meet certain requirements....
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Maywood Market:  Village
stuck with paying off
defunct grocery store loan
East and West meet in
Volley for the Cure game
Proviso West and Proviso East’s girl’s
volleyball teams faced off in their
annual meeting recently, but this
contest has taken on a cause over the
years that will always be more
significant than which team wins this
particular match.  It’s about winning
the fight against cancer.
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The village of Maywood is opting to pay off the
more than $200,000 it is on the hook for in
securing financing for the now defunct
Maywood Market....
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Vigil marks 10th anniversary
of Officer Wood’s murder
MAYWOOD | Late Sunday evening, the
neighborhood surrounding 6th Avenue and Erie was
quiet, with residents either relaxing inside their
residences before the start of a new work week or
having already gone to bed.  But between 10 and 11
p.m., people quietly assembled at the southeast
corner of 6th Ave. and Erie.  Most of the 50 to 60
who gathered held lit candles. At around 11 p.m.
three Maywood Police department vehicles slowly
turned a corner and pulled up with lights flashing.
Officers inside those vehicles got out ...
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A ‘YES’ vote could change
landscape of Cook County,
save tax payers millions
The office of Cook County Recorder of Deeds
could soon be abolished if voters on Nov. 8
approve its merger with the Cook County
clerk's office....  
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Six make pitch to be
Maywood mayor
Although the first candidate petitions have
yet to be filed, six people have already
expressed their intention to run for
Maywood village president.  
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'Maywood Machine' shifts
back into gear
Two years after Maywood voters ousted
Henderson Yarbrough as mayor of the long-
troubled western suburb, he’s back on the
village board, winning a trustee seat in the
April 7 election.  
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On Nov. 8, Seventh District State Rep. Chris
Welch won his third term to the State House
after running unopposed.  With the election
outcome certain, Welch could concentrate his
efforts into making his fourth annual Senior
and Veterans Resource Fair a success—which it
The fair, held at the Proviso Math and Science
Academy the Saturday before Election Day,
drew a steady stream of seniors and veterans
throughout a four-hour period.  
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Welch hosts 4th annual Senior
and Veterans Resource Fair
Second-year Proviso West coach
Marques Hatch headed into the
2016-17 season with seven seniors of
the roster, many of whom saw
significant minutes last season.
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East and West meet in
Volley for the Cure game