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Proviso Township
Community  Guide 2016
Police and fire commissioners
get pay raise, earful
MAYWOOD  |  Members of the village's Police
and Fire Commission are getting a pay raise
despite some members being on the panel nine
years past their term's expiration date...
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Old Timers Picnic gives
Maywoodians a chance to
reunite with old friends
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Longtime Neighborhood UMC
Pastor Conway appointed to
new post
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Food fight
A call has been made to remove Kevin
McDermott from the District 209 School Board
following a confrontation with a fellow board
member in which he allegedly struck her.
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Nothing 'despicable' about
Colin Kaepernick
I find Colin Kaepernick’s bended knee protest
anything but 'despicable'. Some folks said his
decision to kneel during the National Anthem is
a show of “disrespect”.  I’ve heard talks in small
veterans’ circles associate Kaepernick with anti-
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Digital afterlife:  New law
improves social media
account access for deceased
family members, estate
Illinois State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch,
succeeds to fill social media privacy law gaps
ILLINOIS |   When a spouse or loved one dies without
an estate plan the law dictates how their assets and
personal property are distributed to loved ones and
relatives.  However, the law is not as clear cut when it
comes to social media, emails and personal or
intellectual property stored online -- in a cloud.   

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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
Village ponders right to
renounce landmark status
Maywood officials are considering legislative
changes that would allow property owners to
remove landmark designation from their
home or business....
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Contention over police and
fire panel smolders
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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Despite changes to regulations governing
Maywood's Board of Police and Fire
Commissioners, Mayor Edwenna Perkins is not
confident things will change with the panel.       
Perkins has been at odds with the commission
since taking office.   As is customary of a new
administration, Perkins, when becoming mayor
in 2013.....
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