February 23rd, 20170102By Mike Sandrolini
Charges have been filed in a Valentine’s Day morning crash near 9th Avenue and Wilcox Street that resulted in the deaths of a 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman who were brother and sister.
Police said Maywood resident Janay C. Hatley, 24, has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI/accidental...
February 16th, 2017051By Mike Sandrolini
PROVISO | The Lady Pirates and Lady Panthers were both successful during the regular season as both squads captured championships in their respective divisions of the West Suburban Conference—Proviso East winning the Gold, and Proviso West taking the Silver.
The two clubs met for the second time in four...
February 16th, 2017074By Mike Sandrolini
Donald Trump’s election as president Nov. 8 is considered to be one of the most stunning upsets in political history. But, according to State Rep. Chris Welch, there was a segment of his constituency that’s upset—literally—with Trump’s ascension to the White House.
Welch said his district office in...
February 9th, 2017045By Mike Sandrolini
This year’s annual hoops showdown between Proviso East and Proviso West’s boys and girls squads featured two competitive games, even though eventual winners of both contests—the Pirates—held comfortable leads over the Panthers heading into the fourth quarter.
To their credit, both the Panther...
February 9th, 20170110By Mike Sandrolini
Gangs are here in Maywood. That’s a fact.
Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz, whom Police Chief Val Talley says is the department’s gang expert, estimates that there are 13 known gangs in the village. The majority of shootings that occur in Maywood are gang-related.
“We have a slice of almost any...
February 5th, 2017041By Mike Sandrolini
If you only looked at the Lady Pirates’ shooting statistics from their West Suburban Gold showdown at home against Downers South last Saturday evening, you would come away with the conclusion that they didn’t fare very well.
The Pirates shot just 32 percent from the field during the first half—40...
January 26th, 2017029By MIKE SANDROLINI
This past October, the Economic Growth Initiative (EGI)—a five-point plan for economic development in the village introduced last year— began a technological business district in Maywood.
The Technology Business District, in partnership with the Global Business Center, 840 S. 17th Ave., and Microsoft,...
January 19th, 2017054By MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | Although the Village of Maywood had its first homicide of 2017 along with a second shooting within five days of each other last week (see Shootings later in this report), there is good news.
The number of homicides in the village during 2016 dropped noticeably, compared to 2015. There were five...
January 19th, 2017058By MIKE SANDROLINI
MAYWOOD | Maywood Police last week said Rev. Terry Weston, a Maywood native who operates his own ministry called TW’s Ministry, was arrested and charged with one count of fraud and forgery.
According to police, the 45-year-old Weston and the 75-year-old victim—a man who’s also a Maywood resident—were...