Maywood

Cook County Officials and local partners break ground at affordable housing site in Maywood

0 Cook County Board President announced Wednesday the formation of Maywood-based Affordable Housing Task Force. Kevin Williams COOK COUNTY | Joined by members of the community, the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation and other County officials (the Bureau of Economic Development, the Housing Authority of Cook County, the Cook County Land Bank Authority, and the Justice Advisory Council), President Preckwinkle broke ground at the planned site of Fifth Avenue Apartments, a 72-unit affordable housing development located on Fifth Avenue in Maywood, IL. The building will be comprised of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom...

Western Cook County police departments seeking recruits

0 By MIKE SANDROLINI Police departments in suburban western Cook County and Proviso Township want you!—to join their police force as an officer.      Years ago, the number of police officer applicants was robust. But nowadays, police departments in most U.S. communities are experiencing a decline. In fact, the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank, revealed that 66 percent of 400 police departments it surveyed said the number of applicants has decreased.      Police chiefs in this area can relate. Oak Park Police Chief LaDon Reynolds recalls that when he first took...

Founder, curator of African American museum, Northica Hillery-Stone passes away

0 It is with heavy hearts that Operation Uplift Inc. and the Hillery-Stone Family announce the death of its President/CEO and family matriarch Mrs. Northica Hillery-Stone. Mrs. Stone passed away after battling a long illness on her late husband’s birthday, May 16, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. at Gottlieb Hospital. In a statement by Operation Uplift Inc., about Mrs. Stone: "Mrs. Stone was a pillar of the Proviso Township Community. The loss of Mrs. Stone to our organization, family and community is beyond words. She served her God, church and community well, for over 50 years. So, in this challenging hour, we take comfort that Mrs. Stone is safe...

Maywood woman sentenced after beating baby to death, claiming abduction

0 The body of 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter was found in the Des Plaines River a month after his mother claimed three men abducted him. Associated Press MAYWOOD |  Lakeshia Baker pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the April 2013 death of Bryeon Hunter. The boy's body was found by a kayaker on the Des Plaines River a month after he was killed. Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Baker of Maywood beat her son to death with a belt as her boyfriend restrained the child and placed his hand over the boy's mouth to muffle his screams. When they realized the child had died, they dumped his body in the river and faked a kidnapping to cover it...
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