A New Park Is Going Up In Maywood Where A Vacant Lot Was

Friday, September 20, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A new park being built at 1015 S. 10th Ave. in Maywood. | Michael Romain

A brand new park that will be named after a local lawmaker is being built on a long-empty lot in Maywood. The park is currently under construction at 1015 S. 10th Ave., between Madison Street and Maywood Drive.

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In Maywood, Sen. Durbin, Loyola Unite Against Gun Violence As Community Searches For Answers

Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks about gun violence and its socioeconomic roots during a visit to the Maywood Park District on Aug. 7. | Proviso Partners for Health

Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.

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Maywood Park District Commissioner Censured

Sunday, June 9, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A Maywood Park District meeting on May 14, when Dawn Rone, the park district board president (fourth from left), reprimanded Commissioner Arnettra Barber-Burnside (second from left). | File

A Maywood Park District commissioner was censured earlier this year by her colleagues for allegedly behaving in a manner “unbecoming of an elected official” during an Illinois Association of Park Districts conference in January and reprimanded last month for reportedly violating board policy. The commissioner has denied both claims.

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