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Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chamber Leadership. . . . . . . . 7 Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Community Information. . . . . 15 Awards and Scholarships . . . 19 Inportant Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Membership Directory Alphabetical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Categorical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Advertiser Directory . . . . . . . 25

Maywood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Features

President/CEO Message . . . . . 4 Mayor’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . 5 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Aspire Helps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 CeaseFire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Maywood’s Comprehensive Plan . . . . . . . 12 Maywood Fine Arts . . . . . . . . 13

MAYWOOD AT A GLANCE Population: 22271 Area: 2.7 Square Miles Median Household Income: $44,974 Average Household Size: 3.2 No. of Housing Units: 7,413 Percent Owner-Occupied: 62.9% Median Property Value: $173,095 (Source: 2011 Census) County: Cook Township: Proviso Founding Date: April 6, 1869 Incorporation Date: October 22, 1881 Government: Village Manager form.

Village President, Clerk and six (6) Trustees are elected at-large for four-year terms. An appointed Village Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village.

Distance to Downtown Chicago (Loop): 10 miles Shopping and Service Area: Many businesses are located in neighborhood shopping centers within Maywood (17th Ave., Lake St., Roosevelt Rd., Madison St., 5th Ave.) Regional malls in Oakbrook, Forest Park, Broadview and North Riverside are only minutes away.

WHO WE ARE Editor | Edwin H.Walker IV Assistant Editor | Kathleen I. Carani Custom & Community Publishing Manager | Terry Luc Graphic Designer | Gina Galinis Photography | Maywood Chamber of Commerce, Sun-Times Media Regional Vice President Local Markets | Jill McDermott To advertise, contact: Samantha Nickelson, (708) 524-4463, snickelson@pioneerlocal.com

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Supporting Maywood’s youth: In early 1992, Maywood Youth Mentoring was founded by Barbara D. Cole as a grassroots effort to provide group mentoring and life-skills workshops to improve the quality of life for the youth of Maywood and surrounding communities. In 1994 it received its nonprofit status, and since then the volunteer-run Youth Mentoring Program has grown in scope to offer a wide range of group mentoring opportunities. These include the “Young Lions” male mentoring and the “Butterfly Girls” workshops for youths ages 10 to 17 and older. Pictured here with Barbara Cole (center) and Ashford James (chaperon, rear) are several youths from a group of 20 who attended a “Careers in Technology” field trip to Navistar in Lisle in June 2013, sponsored by the DuPage County NAACP. To learn more about Maywood Youth Mentoring, or to volunteer, contact Barbara D. Cole at (708) 344-3577, or link to www.maywoodyouthmentoring.org. | SUPPLIED PHOTO Information was compiled by the Maywood Chamber of Commerce and published by Sun-Times Media, LLC on June 29, 2012. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book. The Publishers cannot guarantee the correctness of all information available to them and assume no liability arising from error or omission. Comments concerning this book should be sent to: Maywood Community Guide, P.O. Box 172, Maywood, IL 60153 and/or Sun-Times Media, LLC, 3701 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026. Copyright © 2011 Sun-Times Media and Maywood Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved. Reproducing any part of this book by photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval or by any other means is prohibited.

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PRESIDENT/CEO’S MESSAGE West Town Museum of Cultural History Managed by: Operation UpLift, Inc.

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Greetings!

The Maywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its 2013 74th Anniversary Community Guide as an aid to those residing in, as well as those visiting, our community. Within the 27th year of publication, we hope you will notice some improvements and that you will be especially attentive to support those businesses, organizations and individuals who have purchased ads in this guide. The theme for this year’s Guide is “Children Our Greatest Treasure” with feature stories of several of our Chamber members, who serve our youth. The Chamber has a long-standing tradition of supporting excellence in education and, since 1988, has awarded scholarships to honor students living in Maywood and attending local schools ... Proviso East High School, Proviso Math and Science Academy and Walther Lutheran High School. The Chamber welcomes and congratulates the newly elected Village Officials: Mayor Edweena Perkins,Village Clerk Viola Mims, Trustee Antonette “Toni” Dorris and

Trustee Michael Rogers, and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration with the Mayor, Trustees and Village Manager as, together, we seek to encourage the growth of existing businesses, while urging new businesses and individuals to locate to Maywood. In the present economic malaise it is of utmost importance that we put our finances in order, increase our tax base, and ensure a business-friendly attitude among village officials. As the Chamber celebrates its 74th year of service to the community, let us renew our efforts in carrying out the important task of restoring Maywood to pre-eminence among the communities of metropolitan Chicago ... to make it an attractive place for people of all backgrounds to live, work and play. Let us truly strive to be leaders in the Third Millennium. May God bless Maywood and our great country, America!

Edwin H.Walker IV President/CEO Maywood Chamber of Commerce

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings! Maywood is open for business! We call ourselves “The Village of Eternal Light,” and our beautiful community is strategically and conveniently located not far from, and easily accessible to, the world-class city of Chicago.We are a strong, multicultural community that features majestic homes, lovely landscaping, a high-rise building with a captivating view, several welcoming commercial arteries and excellent public transportation.We also have a phenomenal history of personal and business achievement. As the new Mayor of Maywood, I will maintain an open-door policy and I am prepared to meet with the representatives of any business or professional entity that is interested in making Maywood its home. We will be constantly striving to make our village conducive to new businesses, commercial interests, industry and service providers. Therefore, whatever you think is possible, whatever you can dream, create, invent or imagine, I would like to know about it. Anyone who investigates will discover that Maywood is a community of proud, hard-working people, who are interested in creating more jobs and further developing our local eco-

nomic base. Currently, we feature everything from global franchises, small restaurants and retailers selling diverse products, to highly-skilled professionals, strong, community-minded financial institutions, and Loyola University Hospital and Medical School. Edward Hines Jr.Veterans Hospital also is in adjacent Hines. Here in Maywood, we cultivate brilliant human capital, too, as we have been home to many people, who have contributed greatly to the economic social and intellectual development of this country, including, Dr. Percy Julian, a world-renowned chemist who obtained more than 100 patents during his lifetime, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Carl Sandburg, and Harry Julian Allen, who was an innovative aeronautical engineer and a former director of the NASA Ames Research Center. The coach of the Boston Celtics, Glenn “Doc” Rivers, grew up here and the coach of Proviso East, our local high school, is Donnie Boyce, an alumnus and former NBA

star. In fact, although many believe that Oprah Winfrey was the country’s first Black female billionaire, in actuality it was Sheila Crump Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who also grew up in Maywood. For 74 years, the Maywood Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of establishing, supporting, and maintaining strong relationships and ties with the other institutions in this village, as well as with Maywood’s citizens, to help insure the continued health and viability of Maywood. I am looking forward to working with the Chamber, the business community and the residents over the next four years, as we continue to build a better Maywood, stepby-step and business by business! Warmest Regards,

Edweena Perkins Mayor of Maywood

DEVIATORS FROM THE NORM,

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APPLICATION

Maywood Chamber of Commerce Membership Application Dues are pro-rated by quarters. If joining in the first quarter of the calendar year, the full fee (annual fee) is charged. If joining in the second quarter, the fee for three quarters in charged. If joining in the third quarter, the fee for two quarters is charged. If joining in the fourth quarter, the fee for one quarter is charged.

Date________________ (Please Print) Company Name _________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________________________________ Website _________________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________________________________________________ Contact Person___________________________________________________________ Title ____________________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________________________________________________ Fax _____________________________________________________________________ E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Type of business _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Total number of employees________________________________________________ Total number of years in business __________________________________________ Drug-Free Workplace Policy? Y_____

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Membership Dues Banks, Financial Institutions, Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 Schools, Government, Professionals (Doctors, Attorneys), Churches & Not-for-Profits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 Individuals (non-business owner). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 Retailers, Restaurants, Manufacturers & Hospitals 1-10 employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 11-25 employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 26-50 employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 51-99 employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 100+ employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400

Summary Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $___________ Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund Donation . . . . . . . . . . . $___________ General Meeting (9 Meetings @$10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $___________ Total $___________

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Aspire helps children meet developmental goals BY DEB QUANTOCK MCCAREY

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2 years old,“Emma” is an energetic, feisty and talkative toddler who has Down syndrome. She is also a developmentally disabled child with a bright future, thanks in part to the therapy and support she has received from Aspire of Illinois since she was two months old, says Kathy Ruffulo,Vice President of Children’s Services at the agency. Last year, in communities throughout West Cook County, Ruffulo points out that Aspire provided early intervention services to about 350 children, from birth to age 14 or 15 years old. Of those, 10 children resided in Maywood, she says. She says that Emma’s positive state of development can also be credited to her hard work in progressing through the oncea-week regimen of therapeutic

“play exercises” with her therapists and family members ... in her home and at Aspire’s Eamon Shannon Center at 1815 S.Wolf Road in Hillside. So far, says Ruffulo, setting and working toward key developmental goals has helped Emma attain them. Similar to other children who are receiving services from Aspire to manage or overcome a developmental delay, Emma is becoming adept at utilizing her innate skillset of strengths to create new ones … like walking, running and jumping, and so on. While a portion of those children have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, others are on the autism spectrum and are undergoing therapies to manage it. Other youngsters in the program have been diagnosed with developmental delays, and are receiving assistance via Aspire’s menu of early intervention measures.

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Often times a developmental setback can be related to the complications of a premature birth, Ruffulo explains. On the other hand, children who are born with Down Syndrome almost always have some condition-related setbacks, and through early intervention methods can set and meet developmental goals. As they grow up, they can lead active, productive lives in their communities. “After working with our therapists, Emma is doing great. She has really learned ways to help her own development, and her parents, sisters and grandparents have been involved in the therapy sessions, too, so her family really understands what is going on, which has enabled her to fully blossom,” Ruffulo says. In addition, Emma’s “team family,” in tandem with the Aspire therapist, has continually challenged the little girl to develop her general and fine motor skills, which meant “making” her use her eyes and hands together by encouraging her to use crayons to draw, scribble and color on paper. Ruffulo adds that when it became apparent that her speech was delayed, they taught her to communicate with sign language for phraseology such as “let’s play,”“yes” and “no” and other “phrases.” “Something that is hard for Emma is endurance because her muscle tone just isn’t as strong as ours,” Ruffulo says.“So, we incorporated her sisters in taking walks around the block, and

they kept motivating her to go a little farther each time.” For children on the autism spectrum, creating play-based opportunities for them to interact with loved ones is part of Aspire’s plan. “Our approach is to take activities that they really like, which could be animals, or blowing and popping bubbles, for example, and move them toward being able to play a game with their parents and the therapist to help increase their eye contact, and the reciprocal reaction between the child and the parent,” she says. Ruffulo’s advice for parents, who may be wondering if their child’s development is off schedule, is to pay attention to their developmental milestones. For example, typically babies start walking at 12 to 15 months, and if a child is 18 months of age and not even attempting to walk, that could be an indicator that something is awry. Likewise, if a youngster is not rolling over, which usually occurs between four to six months of age, or if a toddler is not “babbling” by about 15 months old, those might be indicators to visit a pediatrician and have an early childhood development evaluation. “You really have to look at typical development signs, and if they are not happening, perhaps there should be cause for concern,” Ruffulo says.

To learn more, visit online at www. aspireofillinois.org/who-we-help/ child-early-intervention.html, or call (708) 236-0979.

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CeaseFire staying ahead of area youth violence BY DEB QUANTOCK MCCAREY

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ypically, Carl O’Neal, the supervisor/ manager of Youth Outreach Services’ Maywood CeaseFire Program, is out with his counselors in the trenches of Maywood, working with at-risk young men, aged 16 to 25, to stay ahead of the violence there. “CeaseFire itself is a concept,” says Sandra Harrison, Director of Prevention Services at Youth Outreach Services.“It is a violence prevention program that has a platform, if you will, designed specifically to minimize homicides and shootings. So it is a very concentrated program.” Consequently, and intensively, O’Neal and his band of outreach workers/community canvassers, hospital violence responders/advocates and violence interrupters are keeping their ears to the ground to learn about trouble before it starts. Then, through their strategies of best practices in violence prevention, diffuse it. O’Neal says his counselors interact with their caseload of troubled teens one-onone, or in group settings, at the local high school, and converge on the area hospitals when a shooting has occurred. There, they console family members, as well as speak with them and the crime victims, to ascertain what went on and who else was involved in order to proactively stop the violence before it starts again. After school lets out, they also “patrol” the neighborhoods of Maywood to build rapport, and ultimately forge relationships with the 35 young men who are currently in the program. “Each outreach worker has been assigned a grouping of high risk individuals,” says O’Neal, who has been on the job for two years. Over the last year, not one of the 35 individuals, he says, has been locked up, and he has a recent success story. “Out of the 35 young men we worked with since Sept. 1, 2012, only one has been arrested for a violent crime, and that is a plus,” O’Neal says. CeaseFire became the “little program that could.” In 2003, the Village of Maywood had 21 homicides. Following that rash of killings, a call for action and assistance went out

from various community stakeholders that resulted in Maywood CeaseFire, says Harrison. After that, CeaseFire started operations on March 15, 2004, as a community partner of UIC-Department of Public Health, Chicago Project for Violence Prevention. “The escalation in violence that happened here in Maywood 10 years ago was on a national platform, and when CeaseFire moved into this community, it was based on the advocacy of Karen Yarbrough, who was the state representative at the time,” Harrison says.“She advocated to get the program out, and when it moved into Maywood there was an immediate decline in violence. In fact, two years after that national platform, Maywood went an entire year without a shooting or homicide. It was very impressive.” Their objective, Harrison continues, was and is to stop the shooting, which requires her staff to do one-on-one and group intervention, and undergo relationship-building in the neighborhoods where the young men reside. “There is a real population of youth on the streets of Maywood and across the city of Chicago, who are involved in drugs, in gangs … lots of things,” she says. “Although the majority of the young men we serve have backgrounds and involve-

ment in that, the concept for this program remains the same.We want to just stop the shooting, stop the killing of people.” Working with them are many CeaseFire collaborators, including local clergy and the police departments, to name a few program supporters. “One of the struggles we continually face is the cut-back of state funding,” Harrison says.“We used to have about 10 outreach workers, three violence interrupters, a manager and a supervisor. That has been cut in half and we now have only two active outreach workers, only one hospital responder, and a part-time violence interrupter.” Considering the cutback, she wonders how the program can remain successful, but asserts that with the ongoing commitment of her staff and the citizenry of Maywood, she hopes to continue to prevent shootings instead of reacting to them. “In the future I hope we will get more funding to take the program year-round and not have to shut down for two months, between July 1 and Sept. 1,” O’Neal says. “Now, it is almost like we are here for 10 months, and then we go away for two months at one of the roughest times of the year.”

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Maywood’s Comprehensive Plan undergoes review BY DEB QUANTOCK MCCAREY

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ive years after the passage of Maywood’s Comprehensive Plan, 13 stakeholders have stepped up to be on the Steering Committee, that will lead the review and revision of the far-reaching roadmap the village first set into motion in the spring of 2008. So, in February 2013, a workshop convened, with representatives from several community organizations, businesses, village government, hospitals and churches. Nine members of the steering committee were there, representing his group, as well as to help re-evaluate the vision for economic development in a town that has been hit hard by the recession, notes Edwin Walker IV, CEO/President of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce,. “The (Comprehensive Plan) was the impetus for the adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance in 2010,” says William Barlow, village manager of Maywood. “One of the areas that the Comprehensive Plan did not address specifically was the development and redevelopment of the major business corridors of the village. These corridors include 5th Avenue, Madison Street, First Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Maywood.” Barlow says that since the plan was adopted in 2008, the Village of Maywood, in conjunction with other members of the West Suburban Housing Collaborative, was able to get

a Housing and Urban Development Department Grant from the federal government to study the future of the commercial corridors. “This is designed to facilitate a focus for future marketing of developable and redevelopment properties,” Barlow says. In review, on April 15, 2008, Mayor Henderson Yarbrough, Sr., and the Board of Trustees in Maywood voted unanimously to adopt the 2008 Comprehensive Plan. Originally, the plan was first adopted by the Village of Maywood in 1965 and later brought up for revision in 2002. Five years hence, it was approved by the Maywood Board, and put into place six months after that. Walker explains that, generally speaking, a Comprehensive Plan is a roadmap, that lays out the framework for a municipality’s future growth and economic

renewal. It is also an official document, where the content is formed through a comprehensive, citizen-directed process. “The hope is that the end result will chart a course for coordinated and efficient land use, transportation and environment,”Walker says. Back then, to ease their navigation through the detailed and methodical process,Walker says two Chicago-based consultants, The Lakota Group and Metro Transportation Group, were tapped. Among their recommendations were a large, mixed use, commercial town center at First Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway; upgraded and expanded industrial sites; the construction of more in-fill single-family houses on a former railway right-of-way site; the extension of the Illinois Prairie Path to a new river walk

along the Des Plaines River; and a transit-oriented, multi-use development to be established in downtown Maywood around the area’s train stations. Walker points out that any Comprehensive Plan should be revised on a regular basis, and it is his hope that this effort will be productive and move forward toward creating a revised document that better reflects the changing needs of Maywood. “The consultant to the village will be convening a series of public input sessions and other means of gathering the general public’s perspective,” Barlow adds.“This will include holding workshops and creating interactive features on the village’s Website.”

For updates and additional information, visit online at www. maywood-il.org, or call William Barlow at (708) 450-6301.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Gerald J. Roper President/CEO 200 E. Randolph St., Ste. 2200, Chicago 60601 312/494-6700 . . . .Fax: 312/861-0660 ■ www.chicagolandchamber.org ■ staff@chicagolandchamber.org

Maywood Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 172 President/CEO, Edwin H.Walker IV 345-7077 Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Kathleen I. Carani ■ kcarani713@yahoo.com ■ www.maywoodchamber.com Illinois Chamber of Commerce – Chicago Office Douglas L.Whitley, President/CEO 311 S.Wacker Dr., Suite 1500, Chicago 60606 312/983-7100 . . . Fax 312/983-7101 ■ dwhitley@ilchamber.org Capital City Office 215 E. Adams St., Springfield 62701 217/522-5512 United States Chamber of Commerce 1615 H. Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20062 1(800) 638-6582 Regional Office: Great Lakes Region Ben Taylor, Director 300 S.Wacker Dr., Suite 1600, Chicago 60606 312/983-7113 . . . Fax 312/386-7822 ■ www.uschamber.com

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois 330 N.Wabash Ave., Ste 3120, Chicago 60611 312/832-0500 . . . Fax: 312/832-9985 ■ www.chicago.bbb.org ■ bbbinfo@chicago.bbb.org Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Rm 805, Chicago 60602 312/744-6060 . . . Fax 312/744-0246 ■ www.cityofchicago.org Consumer Protection - Illinois Attorney General’s Office 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 12, Chicago 60601 312/814-3080 ■ www.illinoisAttorneyGeneral.gov

US Food & Drug Administration 300 S. Riverside Plz, Chicago 60661 Complaints/Inquiries: 312/353-7840 ■ www.fda.gov Illinois Commerce Commission Eighth Floor, State of Illinois Building 160 N. LaSalle St., Chicago 60601 217/782-1042 ■ www.icc.illinois.gov Illinois Department of Insurance 122 S. Michigan Ave., 19th Floor Chicago 60603. . . . 312/814-2420 Complaints 312/814-2427 Fax 312/814-5416 ■ DOI.infodesk@illinois.gov

CURRENCY EXCHANGES

1700 Madison St... . . . . . 344-5860 1000 S. 5th Ave. . . . . . . . 343-2525

EDUCATION

Public School District #89 Superintendent, Dr. Michael E. Robey ■ www.maywood89.org Office of the Superintendent 906 Walton St., Melrose Park 60160 450-2460 Emerson Elementary School 311 W.Washington Blvd. . 450-2002 Garfield Elementary School 1514 S. 9th Ave. . . . . . . . 450-2009 Irving Elementary School 805 S. 17th Ave. . . . . . . . 450-2015 Jane Addams Elementary School 910 W. Division St., Melrose Park 60160. . . . 450-2023 Lexington Elementary School 415 W. Lexington St.. . . . 450-2030 Lincoln Elementary School 811 Chicago Ave . . . . . . 450-2036 Melrose Park Elementary School 1715 W. Lake St., Melrose Park 60160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450-2042 Roosevelt Elementary School 1927 S. 15th Ave., Broadview 60155 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450-2047 Stevenson Elementary School 1630 N. 20th Ave., Melrose Park 60160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450-2053 Washington Elementary School 1111 W. Washington Blvd.. . 450-2065 Public School District #209 Superintendent, Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart 8601 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60130 338-4100. . . . . . . . . Fax : 338-4199 ■ www.pths209.org

Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60130. . . . . . 338-4100

PROVISO AREA EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (PAEC)

School District#803 Executive Director, Dr.Terry Smith 1000 Van Buren St. . . . . . 450-2100

PAEC, a special education cooperative of the participating elementary and secondary school districts in the township, plans, develops and maintains special education programs.

PAEC Center 1000 W.Van Buren St.. . . 450-2100 PAEC Elementary School 1636 S. 10th Ave. . . . . . . 338-3250 PAEC High School 1636 S. 10th Ave. . . . . . . 450-1515

Private Elementary Schools Immanuel Lutheran School 2317 S.Wolf Rd., Hillside 60162 562-5580 ■ www.immanuel-hillside.org Keystone Montessori 7401 North Ave., River Forest 60305 366-1080. . . . . . . . . . Fax 366-1083 ■ www.ksmontessori.org Montessori Language Academy 314 Circle Ave., Forest Park 60130. . . . . . 771-5030 ■ montessorilanguageacademy.com St. Paul Lutheran School 11th Ave & Lake St., Melrose Park 60160 . . . 343-5000 ■ www.stpaulrmp.org Walther Lutheran Academy at Forest Park 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park 60130. . . . . . 366-2764 ■ www.waltheracademy.org

PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS

Fenwick High School 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park 60302 . . . . . . . 386-0127 ■ www.fenwickfriars.com Guerin Prep 8001W.Belmont Ave.,River Grove 60171 453-6233. . . . . . . . . . Fax 453-6296 ■ www.guerinprep.org Trinity High School 7574 W. Division St., River Forest 60305 . . . . . 771-8383 ■ www.trinityhs.org St. Joseph High School 10900 W. Cermak Road, Westchester 60154 . . . . 562-4433 ■ www.stjoeshs.org

Dominican University 7900 W. Division St., River Forest 60305 . . . . 366-2490 ■ www.dom.edu Elmhurst College 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst 60126 . . . . 630/279-4100 ■ www.elmhurst.edu Triton College 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 . . . . . 456-0300 ■ www.triton.edu

GOVERNMENT/FEDERAL OFFICIALS U.S. Senators

Richard Durbin (D) 711 Hart Senate Bldg., Washington, DC 20510 202/228-0400 . .Fax: 202/224-2152 ■ dick@durbin.senate.gov 230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3892, Chicago 60604 312/353-4952 . . . Fax: 312/353-0150 Mark Kirk (R) 524 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 202/224-2854 . .Fax: 202/228-4611 230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3900, Chicago 60604 312/886-3506 . . . .Fax: 312/886-2117 ■ mark@kirk.senate.gov U.S. Representatives Danny K. Davis (D) 7th Congressional District 2159 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington DC 20515 202/225-5006 . . Fax: 202/225-5641 ■ www.davishouse.gov 2746 W. Madison St., Chicago 60612 773/533-7520 . . Fax: 773/533-7530 Senators Kimberly A. Lightford (D 4th District 323 Capitol Bldg., Springfield 62706 217/782-8505 . . .Fax 217/558-2068 10001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Ste. 202 Westchester 60154 343-7444. . . . . . . . . Fax: 343-7400 ■ www.senatorlightford.com Ron Sandack (R) 21st District 105E State House, Springfield 62706 217/782-8107 . . . Fax 217/782-0069 633 Rogers St., Suite 103, Downers Grove 60515 630/737-0504 . . . . Fax: 630/737-0509 ■ senatorsandack@gmail.com

Representatives Cook County State’s Attorney Walther Lutheran High School Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D) Executive Offices 900 Chicago Ave., 7th District 69 W.Washington St., Suite 320, Melrose Park 60160 . . . 344-0404 266-S Stratton Office Building, Proviso East High School Chicago 60602 ■ www.walther.com Springfield 62706 . . . 217/782-8120 Principal,Tony Valenti. . . .202-1610 312/603-1880 10055 Roosevelt Rd. Suite E, 807 S. 1st Ave.. . . . . . . . . 344-7000 AREA COLLEGES Maywood Office Westchester 60154 Fourth Municipal District Concordia University Proviso West High School 708/450-1000 . . . .Fax 708/450-1104 7400 W. Augusta St., 1500 Maybrook Avenue, Maywood 4701 W. Harrison St., ■ repwelch@emanuelchriswelch.com 974-6250. . . . . . . . . TDD 974-6380 Hillside 60162 . . . . . . . . 202-6310 River Forest 60305 . . . . . 771-8300 ■ www.curf.edu ■ statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov MAYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, P.O. BOX 172, MAYWOOD, IL 60153 (708) 345-7077 WWW.MAYWOODCHAMBER.COM | 15


COMMUNITY INFORMATION Cook County 4th District Court, Rm. 236 1500 Maywood Dr, Suite 131. 865-6060

sessor, Steven J. Zawaski; Collector, Eric R. Sawchuck;Trustees:Timothy E. Gillian, Mari Herrell, Donald Sloan, Anthony “Tony”Williams

John J. Madden Mental Health Center 1200 S. 1st Ave., Hines 60141 338-7400

Clerk - Maywood Branch 1311 Maybrook Drive, Rm. 109 865-6010

The Proviso Township Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month.

Riveredge Hospital 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60130. . . . . . 771-7000

Collector (Treasurer’s Office) 118 N. Clark St., Rm. 112, Chicago 60602. . . . 312/443-5100

Assessor’s office . . . . . 449-4304

Ronald McDonald House (near Loyola) Tripp Ave. at Air Mail Rd. . .327-2273

Commissioner, 1st District Earlean Collins 118 N. Clark St., Room 567, Chicago 60602 312/603-4566 . . . Fax: 312/603-3696 Cook County Building 69 W.Washington St., Suite 500, Chicago 60602 312/603-5656 . . . Fax: 312/603-3696 Vital Records: 312/603-7790 Real Estate: 312/603-6566 Clerk of the Board: 312/603-6566 ■ dorr@cookcountyil.gov Department of Public Health 1101 S. 1st Ave, #102.. . . 786-4000 ■ www.cookcountygov.net Recorder of Deeds 118 N. Clark St., Rm. 120, Chicago 60602 312/603-5050 . . . .Fax: 312/603-5063 1500 S. Maybrook Drive/ Basement Room 061 865-4753. . . . . . . . . Fax: 865-4732 ■ www.ccrd.info Sheriff’s Police Department 1500 Maybrook Drive . . 865-4700 State’s Attorney 4th Municipal District 1500 Maybrook Drive, Ste. 252 865-6080

PROVISO TOWNSHIP

Maywood is located within Proviso Township. Other communities in the township are Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Stone Park, Westchester, parts of Brookfield, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Northlake, and Western Springs. Township services, available to Maywood residents, are funded by local property taxes, state money, grants, and United Way contributions.

Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman Karen A.Yarbrough P.O. Box 6148, Broadview 60155. . . 344-7062. . . . . . . . . Fax: 344-7065 Proviso Township Republican Committeeman Michael Corrigan 344 N. Edgewood Ave., La Grange Park 60526. . . 482-3800 ■ mike@corriganfs.com Proviso Township Offices 4565 Harrison St., Hillside 60162 449-4300 Township Officials Supervisor, Michael A. Corrigan; Clerk,William J. Daugherty, Jr.; As-

The Township Assessor’s Office will answer property tax questions and help senior citizens apply for tax cut programs such as the Homestead Exemptions, Senior Citizen Exemptions and Senior Freeze.

Clerk, William Daugherty 449-4303

The Clerk’s Office is the administrative arm of the Township. The office also handles voter registration and birth and death certificates.

General Assistance. . . 449-4302 The Office of General Assistance provides financial assistance for indigent people to age 65 until state and federal aid is available.

Transportation . . . . . . . . 344-7430 Senior Services . . . . . . . 449-4307 Handyman . . . . . . . . . . . 547-4001

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Employment & Employer Services, Inc. (Maywood One Stop Center) Judy Grant, Director of Employment Services 35 South 19th Avenue, Maywood 223-8679 TDD 338-6905 . . . . . Fax 223-8679 ■ Jgrant@eesforjobs.com ■ www.eesforjobs.com Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Angela Milsap, Local Office Manager 35 S. 19th Ave. 338-6950. . . . . . . . . . Fax 338-6942 ■ angela.millsap@illinois.gov

Provides unemployment benefits, job training and placement for dislocated workers. Employers may qualify for tax credits for hiring workers, On-The-Job-Training vouchers, and legal services to adjudicate unemployment claims. The IDES has coordinated several community job fairs and business conferences to help employers develop their businesses.

HOSPITALS

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (Loyola Hospital) 701 W. North Ave., Melrose Park 60160. . . . 681-3200 Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital 5th Ave. & Roosevelt Rd., Hines 60141 Administration Hospital 202-8387 Kindred Hospital - Chicago 365 E. North Ave., Northlake 60164 . . . . . . 345-8100 Loyola University Medical Center/Ronald McDonald Hospital 2160 S. 1st Ave.. . . . . . . . 216-9000

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 S. Maple St., Oak Park 383-9300 Westlake Hospital 1225 Lake St., Melrose Park 60160. . . . 681-3000 West Suburban Medical Center 3 Erie Court, Oak Park 383-6200

HUMAN SERVICES

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago The Rauner Center 2200 W. Harrison St. Chicago 60612. . . . 312/729-6100 ■ www.chicagoredcross.org Aspire of Illinois Aspire Life Skills Training & Aspire Administrative Offices President/CEO, James P. Kales 9901 Derby Lane, Westchester 60154 . . . . 547-3550 ■ www.aspireofillinois.org ■ jkales@aspireofillinois.org ASPIRE is a not-for-profit community rehabilitation and education agency, serving developmentally disabled individuals. Services include residential day treatment, therapeutic and supportive services.

Aspire Children’s Services The Eamon Shannon Center 1815 S.Wolf Rd., Hillside 60162 . . Program Director, Kathy Ruffulo 236-0979

This program provides therapy for children, who exhibit developmental delays in one or more areas of development from birth to three years of age. ASPIRE’s staff includes speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, family specialists, educators, a children’s service administrator, a children’s service coordinator and a registered nurse. Also available is an education and support group for adolescent mothers.

Aspire Life Skills Training & Aspire Industries Workshop 4110 Litt Drive, Hillside 60162 547-3560 Aspire Community Employment Services 5010 St. Charles Rd, Bellwood 547-3955 Access to Care 2225 Enterprise Dr., Ste. 2507 Westchester 60154 531-0680. . . . . . . . . Fax: 531-0686

Maywood 60153 865-1968. . . . . . . . . . Fax 865-1356 h.o.p.e2530@sbcglobal.net ■ www.hopeforexoffenderwomen.org Provides support and services to formerly incarcerated women and their caregivers, children, male/female youth at risk, as well as men in the Chicagoland and Midwest area.

Housing Helpers, Inc. Sarah Lira 602 N. 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153. . . . . . 344-4008 ■ hhimay@earthlink.net Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago 120 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 900 Chicago 60303 312/341-1070 . . Fax 312/341-1041 Maywood Fine Arts Association Katherine Bus, Executive Director 25 N. 5th Avenue . . . . . . 865-0301 ■ www.maywoodfinearts.org ■ maywoodfinearts@yahoo.com (Dance Classes) 400 N. 5th Avenue . . . . . 681-2788 Maywood Housing Authority/Maywood Urban Revitalization Corp. Executive Director, Tiffany Robinson 801 S. 5th Ave. 345-7315. . . . . . . . . Fax: 345-7350 ■ tiffany.robinson@maywoodhousingauthority The Section 8 Existing Program provides rental assistance to very-low to lower income families. It is tailored to offer them the opportunity to find a suitable unit in the local market.

Operation Uplift Training & Resource Center, Inc. Executive Director, Ms. Northica H. Stone 104 S. 5th Ave. 343-3554. . . . . . . . . Fax: 343-3557 ■ www.operationuplift-westownmuseum.org ou104@aol.com

A human service organization since 1968, which provides socio-economic, self-help services to youth and adults. It also offers life management, pre-employment counseling and direct job placement assistance, as well as literacy, G.E.D. and computerized occupations skills training.

Proviso Children’s Advocacy Center Coordinator,Tom Plach 1820 S. 25th Ave., Broadview 60155 338-3806 . . . . . . . . . Fax 681-9496 ■ www.cacionline.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center assist children

on their journey to healing. Every day remarkable people interview children and advocate on behalf of victim’s rights. The purpose is to ensure every child access to services. While we cannot stop abuse, we can make a significant impact through prevention education and multidisciplinary services provided to the children who have suffered the horrors of abuse. The program provides specialized interviews for victims of sexual abuse, family advocate services that include crisis intervention, referrals, and court/systems advocacy, specialized group therapy for child survivors of sexual abuse, and

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION community education/professional trainings on the topic of child abuse. All services are free of charge.

Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) President/CEO, Bishop Dr. Claude Porter 411 W. Madison St. . . . . . 450-3500 ■ www.plcca.org

This agency offers employment training, placement service, counseling, nutrition programs, health services, emergency food and clothing help and referral services, primarily for lowincome individuals and families.

PLCCA/CEDA Maywood Head Start Director, Shirley Dixon 1100 W. Madison St. . . . . 865-0605 ■ www.plcca.org

The Head Start Program prepares youth for entry into the public school system. Children, ages 3 to 5, from low-income families not only receive an excellent early education, but also areas such as health care and nutrition are given emphasis. Parents of Head Start children are offered continuing assistance through a full array of family advocacy programs.

PLCCA Substance Abuse Operations Director, Akeem Adebayo 308 S. 5th Ave. . . . . . . . . 343-1275

An outpatient facility that provides treatment services to opiate addicts and drug abusers. The basic programs of treatment are Methadone Maintenance for abusers 18 years or older with verified history of two or more years of opiate usage and detoxification for abusers 16 years or older with a history of less than two years of opiate usage.

Proviso Township Mental Health Commission Executive Director, Jesse D. Rosas 4565 W. Harrison St., 3rd Floor Hillside 60162 . . . . . . . . 449-5508

The Commission coordinates the township’s mental health services. It defines mental health needs, sets standards and creates programs and services to meet those needs.

Resurrection Behavioral Health ProCare Centers 1820 S. 25th Ave., Broadview 60155 1414 West Main St., Melrose Park 60160 Centro De Salud Familiar 1414 West Main St., Melrose Park 60160 9845 W. Roosevelt Rd., Westchester 60154 Respite Home 117 S. 6th St., Maywood Resurrection Behavioral Health Central Access 410-0615 Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Crisis Line: 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week . . . . . . . . 681-4357 Rock of Ages Baptist Church Spiritual Growth & Development Center

Deacon Calvin Washington 1405 W. Madison St. 344-0704 ext. 606

The Spiritual Growth and Development Center is a four-level, 40,000 square foot conference facility, located on the campus of Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Features of the facility include an executive board room, more than 25 spacious classrooms and meeting room space, two computer labs, a banquet hall, a full-service bookstore, and a well-lighted and secure parking.

The Potter’s House, Inc. 116 S. 15th Ave. . . . . . . . 343-7969 A Christian, character development program for males, 18 years and older, which provides help for those with life-controlling problems, including addictions (heroin, crack-cocaine, and alcohol) and gangs.

The Salvation Army Suburban Service Extension Unit Marie McCurley,Vision of Restoration 1221 W. Madison St. 344-3774. . . . . . . . . Fax: 344-3779

The unit provides emergency assistance to residents of Maywood. The goal is provide supportive assistance to people during crisis situations and to identify other community resources. ■ www.vorhelp.org ■ mmccurley@vor.org

The Way Back Inn and Grateful House Executive Director, Anita Pindiur Administration Offices 1915 W. Roosevelt Rd. Broadview 60155 344-3301. . . . . . . . . . Fax 344-2944 ■ wbi@waybackinn.org Maywood House II 201 S. 2nd Ave. Maywood 60153 . . . . . . 345-8422 The Way Back Inn, Inc. 104 Oak St. 345-8644 . . . . . . . . Fax: 344-3301 ■ www.waybackinn.org

Founded in 1974, The Way Back Inn, Inc., is a comprehensive chemical dependency treatment facility, including residential extended care and outpatient counseling. The facility is headquartered in the oldest house in Maywood, built in 1858.

Triton College Center for Business and Professional Development 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300, ext. 3500

Through our partnership with SCORE Triton College offers a variety of services and solutions, designed to meet your individual as well as organizational requirements. ■ www.triton.edu

Vision of Restoration, Inc. (Rock of Ages Baptist Church) Executive Director, Marie Curley 1221 W. Madison St. . . . . 344-3774 ■ www.vorhelp.org ■ mmccurley@vor.org With the Vision of Restoration ministry, Rock of Ages Baptist Church seeks to make a difference in Maywood and its neighboring communities by

developing and instituting programs and support groups devoted to rehabilitating, developing, and restoring the people of our community. Programs focus on five general areas: Mental/Social Services, Career Development/Enrichment, Educational Services, Housing, and Economic Development.

West Central Municipal Conference Neal James Triton College, 2000 5th Ave., Bldg. J, River Grove 60171 453-9100. . . . . . . . . Fax: 453-9101 ■ www.westcook.org ■ njames@westcook.org West CookYMCA President/CEO Jan Pate COO David Parsons 255 S. Marion St., Oak Park 60302 . 383-5200. . . . . . . . . Fax: 383-0106 ■ www.westcookymca.org jpate@westcookymca.org ■ dparsons@westcookymca.org West Suburban PADS Executive Director, Lynda Schueler 1851 S. 8th Avenue. . . . . 338-1724 Fax: 338-1745 ■ www.westsuburbanpads.org ■ lschuelerwestsuburbanpads.org Youth Outreach Services Maywood CeaseFire Executive Director, Rick Valasquez 1100 S. 11th Ave. . . . . . . 450-8401 ■ Rick@yos.org Director Prevention Services, Sandra Harrison ■ sandrah@yos.org CeaseFire Supervisor, Carl O’Neal ■ carlo@yos.org ■ www.yos.org

LIBRARY

Maywood Public Library District Library Director, Stan D. Huntington 121 S. 5th Ave. 343-1847. . . . . . . . . Fax : 343-2115 ■ www.maywood.org

The Library is governed by a seven-member board. The Maywood Public Library building was built in 1905 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is a member of the Metropolitan Library System.The Library subscribes to approximately 95 periodicals and microfilm copies back to 1950 are kept for several periodicals, including the Maywood Herald, and Proviso East High School yearbooks, dating back to 1916. The Library keeps three months of back copies of three Chicago daily newspapers, as well as USA Today, the Wall St. Journal, and Crain’s Chicago Business; Sunday-only issues of the New York Times. The Library has a specially-equipped computer and printer for the Blind. Computers are available with internet access. Programs for children include story times, summer reading clubs, and specially scheduled activities.

LODGING

Best Western Chicago Hillside 4400 Frontage Road, Hillside 60162 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544-3429 Carleton of Oak Park Hotel & Motor Inn 1110 Pleasant Ave., Oak Park 60301 848-5000

Extended Stay America Hillside 4575 Frontage Rd, Hillside, 60162 800-295-3339 Travelodge O’Hare/Chicago 1900 Mannheim Rd., Melrose Park 60160 Reservations . . . . 1-866-460-7456 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 200 S. Mannheim Rd., Hillside 60162 Reservations . . . . 1-866-460-7456 Regal Motel O’Hare Airport 2448 Mannheim Road, Franklin Park 60131. . 847/455-0700 Travel Inn 1150 Roosevelt Rd., Broadview 60155 . . . . . . 681-2550

MUSEUMS

West Town Museum of Cultural History Curator, Laurietta “Jeri” Stenson 104 S. 5th Avenue. . . . . . 343-3554 ■ www.operationuplift-westtownmuseum.org ■ oul04@aol.com

NEWSPAPERS

Chicago Sun-Times 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor Chicago 60654. . . . 312/321-3000 ■ www.suntimes.com Chicago Tribune 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60611. . . . 312/222-3232 ■ www.chicagotribune.com Wednesday Journal Publisher, Dan Haley 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 60302 . . . . . . . 524-8300 Fax 524-0447 ■ www.wednesdayjournalonline.com West Suburban Journal President/CEO, L. Nicole Trottie 9930 Derby Ln., Ste. 101, Westchester 60154 . . . . 344-5975 ■ www.wsjnews.com ■ info@westsuburbanjournal.com

ORGANIZATIONS

American Legion Post #133 Commander John Culotta 1704 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park 60160. . . . 345-1157 John H. Shelton American Legion Post #838 Commander David Flowers 1219 W. Madison St. . . . . 345-4492 Boy Scouts of America/ Des Plaines Valley Council 811 W. Hillgrove Ave., LaGrange 60525 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354-1111 ■ www.bsa-dpvc.org Boys & Girls Club of West Cook County 4000 St. Paul Ave., Bellwood 60104 . . . . . . . 547-6900 ■ www.bgcwestcook.org\

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago 20 South Clark Street Chicago 312/416-2500 ■ www.girlscouts.org John C.Vaughns Scholarship Fund Loretta L. Robinson, President Emeritus P.O. Box 514 . . . . . . . . . 681-1753 Junior Achievement of Chicago 8383 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove 60171 456-1400 . . . . . . . . .Fax: 456-5750 ■ www.jachicago.org Maywood Bataan Day Organization Colonel Richard A. McMahon, Jr. 910 Jackson Ave., River Forest 60305 366-8761 ■ ramcmahon@aol.com ■ www.maywoodbataandayorganization.org ■ www.mbdo.org ■ bataanday@aol.com Maywood Community Organization President, Cheryl A. Ealey 1248 S. 3rd Ave. . . . . . . 344-0246 ■ www.maywoodcommunity.org Maywood Historical Society President, Laurietta “Jeri” Stenson 104 S. 5th Ave.. . . . . . . . 345-5816 Maywood Rotary Club President, Gary W.Woll 345-2706 ■ garywoll@comcast.net Maywood Special Olympics PAEC, 1000 Van Buren St.450-2100 Maywood Youth Mentoring Program, Inc. Director, Barbara D. Cole P.O. Box 65, Maywood 60153 344-3577 Fax: 344-8611 ■ barbaracole@maywoodyouthmentoring.org ■ www.maywoodyouthmentoring. org NoMCO (Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization) John Yi, President JoAnn Murphy, Treasurer 1123 Nichols Ln.. . .630/306-7757 ■ info@NoMCO.org ■ www.nomco.org Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9163 Robert L. Grace, Jr. 1219 W. Madison St. . . . 345-4492 Parks & Recreation Maywood Park District Director, Alfonzo McKinnor 921 S. 9th Ave., P.O. Box 368 (mail) 344-4740 . . . . . . . . .Fax: 344-1553 ■ mckinnor@comcast.net ■ info@maywoodparkdistrict.org ■ www.maywoodparkdistrict.org

The Park District operates all parks and tot lots in the Village limits, which include Conner/Heise Park (10th Ave. & Washington Blvd.), Central Area Park (9th Ave. & Madison Str.), Bosco Park (21st & Railroad Aves.), Burton Park (16th Ave. & Washington Blvd.) a Tot Lot (9th Ave. & Green St.) and a Tot Lot (4th & Huron St.). Information on activities and recreational programs can be obtained by calling 3444740. Governed by a five- member board, each serves a staggered six-year term. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 921 S. Madison, in the Board Room.

Forest Preserve Miller Meadow, on the southeast side of 1st Ave. and Roosevelt Rd., is part of the Forest Preserve owned and operated by Cook County. It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Miller Meadow offers family picnic areas, walking trails, snowmobiling areas, cross-country skiing trails, and sledding hills. According to Forest Preserve sources, Miller Meadow was a landing strip known as Checkerboard Field. From 1921-23 it was leased to the U.S. Post Office. For more information on Miller Meadow and winter activities, call 366-9420. Veterans Memorial Maywood Park (Maywood Bataan Day Organization) Maywood Park Oak Street and 1st Ave. 345-7077 Post Office Postmaster, Yulanda Shurn-Williams 415 S. 5th Ave.. . . . . . . . 344-4257 General Information: 1-800-2758777

RETIREMENT FACILITIES

Renaissance At Hillside 4600 Frontage Road, Hillside 60162. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544-9933 Garden House of Maywood Sherry McCants, Property Manager 515 S. 2nd Ave. . . . . . . . 343-4511 Fax : 343-9250

SECRETARY OF STATE Drivers’ Licenses 1903 Mannheim Road, Melrose Park 60160 312/793-1000

SENIOR CITIZENS

Community Nutrition Network Maywood 121 S. 5th Ave., . . . . . . . 338-2381

Opens at 9 a.m. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. every day. The center offers hot and nutritious meals served at the site, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For persons 60 or older. There is no charge, but donations are encouraged. Free blood pressure tests are available also. For reservations or more information, contact Fran Sheehy at 3382381. Tests are given at Maywood Fire Station No. 1, 700 St. Charles Rd., and at Maywood

Fire Station No. 2, 1220 S. 17th St. seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.

Happy Hours Senior Club Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343-4572 Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Carnegie Building, Maywood Public Library. Maywood Senior Club The Maywood Senior Citizen Club meets every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Maywood Multi-Purpose Building 200 South 5th Avenue.The club is open to all senior citizens, residing in Maywood.The club will feature bingo, card games, other activities and refreshments. Free bus transportation will be provided. For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office atn 450-4492. Mini-Bus Service The Village of Maywood provides FREE mini-bus service for senior citizens (age 60 and older) and persons with disabilities. Reservations are required to use this service. Call the Village switchboard at 450-6300 between 8:00am and 3:00pm, one day ahead of the time you would like to be picked up. To make a reservation after 3:00pm, call 692-7129 or 516-9572. Mini-Bus Service to the West Suburban Senior Services Center PACE and the Proviso Council on Aging, through the Dial-A-Ride Program, offer door-to-door bus service for Maywood residents who are 60 or older or disabled. The service is strictly for transporting senior citizens to and from the West Suburban Senior Service Center located at 439 Bohland in Bellwood. Buses operate from 10am to 2pm Monday through Friday. Reservations are required. To use this service, call before noon one day in advance of pick up. The fare is $1.50 each way. Nutrition Network for Seniors (CNN) The Community Nutrition Network for Seniors is a member of the West Suburban Senior Services whose mission is to provide meals and resources for older adults, and assist them in leading active and healthy lives. Its vision is to enable older adults to live in an environment, where they are valued as an active part of society. Meals are usually eaten around 10:00 am in Room 201 in the Carnegie Building of the Maywood Public Library. A donation of $2.25 is suggested for the meals. If you have any questions, you may contact West Suburban

Services at 547-5600. Proviso Township Senior Citizen Services 3705 Warren Ave., Bellwood 60104. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344-8801 Provides transportation for seniors and disabled persons, home-delivered meals to the homebound at a minimal charge, and free daily blood testing. It also plans health services, distributes applications for handicapped parking cards, and can assist with IRS, Circuit Breakers and Medicare forms.

R.S.V.P.Triton College (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300 ext 3603 or 3835 ■ www.triton/edu/community/rsvp

Provides retired persons with opportunities for meaningful service in not-for-profit organizations within their own communities. Anyone, who is age 55 or over and lives in the Triton District, is eligible to become an R.S.V.P. volunteer. Benefits include: two choices of assignments to suit individual interests, skills and experience; insurance coverage; either transportation reimbursement or meal reimbursement; on-going lifeenrichment programs and recognition events.

Triton College Active Retired Citizens Club 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300 x3603 Offers a wide variety of activities and programs to meet the varied needs and interests of its members. The club meets twice a month, on the first and third Fridays, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Robert Collins Center.

Triton College Lifelong Learning Series 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300 x3500

Continuing education is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities that enrich the quality of life for older adults. Courses are designed to meet the special interests and needs of older adults. All classes offered by the College have reduced tuition rate for in-district residents, aged 60 and over.

West Suburban Senior Services Senior Center 439 Bohland Ave., Bellwood 60104. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547-5600 OARS Center 712 East Elm Ave., LaGrange 60525. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547-5600 River Park Center 8300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60160 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 771-0101

West Suburban Senior Services Is an adult day care center providing respite for caregivers, social activities, meals and general elderly supervision. West Suburban Senior Services also provides classes and seminars, transportation, home-delivered meals, counseling, case management, chore services, telephone reassurance, visiting, and legal assistance for seniors.

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AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2013 Major Awards & Scholarships Community Service Award

Person of the Year Award

Maywood CeaseFire

Edwin H.Walker IV President/CEO Maywood Chamber of Commerce For your faithful and loyal membership, leadership and participation in the Chamber as President and /or President/CEO for two decades (1989-3 & 1993-2013)

Business of the Year Award

Maywood Chamber Academic Excellence Program 2013 Scholarship Recipients

Carl O’Neal, Program Supervisor Rick Velasquez, Executive Director In recognition of your enthusiastic, untiring, and productive efforts in carrying on and expanding the important work of Maywood CeaseFire

The Meal of the Day Café’

Anthony J.Williams & Byron R. Diggs, Co-Owners & Co-Chefs In recognition of your untiring and productive efforts In opening a new restaurant In the Eisenhower Tower Building, affording local citizens not only delicious home-cooked meals, but also a spectacular view of Maywood and surrounding communities

Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Recipients ($1,500)

Brittany Buckner, Proviso East High School: Arishna Marshall, Proviso Math & Science Academy; Ashanti Peppers,Walther Luther; Anthony Williams II, Proviso Math & Science Academy; Patrick Wright,Walther Lutheran High School

The Maywood Chamber Academic Excellence Program The Maywood Chamber Academic Excellence Program was presented to the Maywood Chamber of Commerce by Mayor Donald L.Williams in September, 1988, and was the winner of the 1998 Governor’s Hometown Award.

Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to high achieving seniors who reside in Maywood and attend Proviso East, Proviso Math and Science Academy,Walther Lutheran High School. These scholarships are provided through the generous support of businesses and individuals, who support the community, either as members of the Chamber of Commerce or that know of the Program and wish to provide financial support. Kathleen I. Carani, retired Executive Director of PAEC (Proviso Area for Exceptional Children) serves as Chairman of the Academic Excellence Committee. This committee is comprised of 16 individuals, some of whom are Directors of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce. The Committee’s goal is to recognize high school seniors, who reside in Maywood and who are high achievers, by providing college scholarships to these students to assist in achieving their career goals. There have been over 125 scholarships awarded. For additional information contact Kathleen I. Carani at 562-8051 or kcarani713@ yahoo.com.

Scholarship Donors

Aetna Plywood, Inc., Allied Waste Services, American Waste Haulers,William P. Barlow III, Kathleen I. and Robert P. Carani, Forest Park Bank & Trust Company, Happy Hounds, Jamali Kopy Kat Printing, Inc., John C.Vaughns Scholarship Fund, Audrey C. Jaycox, Carolyn Johnson, Colonel Richard E. McMahon, Jr., National Cycle, Inc., Popular Community Bank, Michael Rogers, Rod Outs, LLC, Seaway Supply Company, The Meal of the Day Café’, Mayor Henderson Yarbrough, Sr. & Karen A. Yarbrough, Try Our Pallets, Inc., Edwin H. Walker IV,Westlake Hospital,Wigits Truck Company, Judy & Gary W.Woll.

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Committee Members

Kathleen I. Carani, Chairman; Lois A. Baumann – Maywood Fine Arts; Steven E. Fox – Individual; Bonnie Libka – Proviso East High School; George Pappas – Proviso East High School; Gail Grebasch – Walther Lutheran High School; Randall Hall – Retired – Proviso East High School; Amy Paulus – Proviso Math & Science Academy; Carolyn Johnson – Retired – Loyola; Dr. Amanda A. Turner – Triton College; Edwin H.Walker IV – President/CEO; James E.Whitehead – Loyola University Health System; Donald L.Williams – State Farm Insurance; Gary W.Woll – Village of Maywood Clerk; Karen A.Yarbrough – Hathaway Insurance Agency

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IMPORTANT DATES 1869 - Village founded; Maywood Library Association founded.

1911 - Boy Scouts started; Proviso Township High School opened.

1870s - A 125-foot Observatory Tower was erected; First industry came to Maywood – Chicago Scraper and Ditching Company, located at 5th Ave. and St. Charles Rd. – the building also housed the Post Office (George R. Hall, first Postmaster) and the Maywood Company; South Side School was built (oldest school in Maywood) at 4th Ave. and Washington Blvd. – later it was used as the High School and then Emerson School; 25-30 houses built; Maywood Hotel, grocery store, meat market (Hugh Potter), and blacksmith shop opened; CNRR began stopping in Maywood.

1912 - Soldiers’Widows Home built (for Civil War widows), on 1st Avenue, just north of Lake Street.

1871 - Great Chicago Fire led to over 100 homes built for settlers; Maywood Company gave five adjoining plots to homebuilders to assure well-rounded growth in Maywood. 1873 - Panic of 1873; progress slowed for 15 years. 1874 - Maywood Public Library founded. 1881 - Village incorporated; A one-man police force was started. The jail was made of two-by- fours and was roofless; a volunteer fire brigade was established. Firefighters in good standing received $3 for each fire attended. 1884 - First newspaper (“Home News”). 1893 - First electric street cars; the population of Maywood was 4,000. 1895 -Maywood Fire Department founded. 1897 - Former Village Hall (on 5th Ave. just north of Oak St.) constructed; Twentieth Century Club was established by women to promote education, philanthropy and municipal reform. 1902 - Horse-drawn Fire Dept. hose cart, Start of telephone service.

1918 - Hines Hospital built. 1919- Checkerboard Airfield built. 1920 - Air Mail Service begun from Checkerboard Field. 1921 - Business Men’s Association established. 1923 - Girl Scouts started. 1926- Charles Lindbergh flew Air Mail from Checkerboard Field. 1928 - Recreation Board established. 1929 - 33rd Tank Co. (Co. B) formed, Illinois National GuardArmory on Madison Street and Greenwood Avenue. 1939 - Greater Maywood Association (now Maywood Chamber of Commerce) founded. 1940 - Company B (122 men) formed as part of the 192nd Tank Battalion. 1942 - Bataan Death March (of the 89 men of Company B only 43 soldiers returned home safely); First Bataan Day Parade; American Bataan Clan (ABC), now the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), founded. 1953 - Council/Manager form of government adopted. 1955-1960 - Eisenhower Expressway opened. 1969 - Loyola University Hospital opened. 1972 - American Can Company closed. 1977 - First Historic Home designation (Cluever House, built 1913).

1905 - Carnegie Library built.

1981 - First African-American Mayor (Joseph W. Freelon).

1908 - Washington School occupied a two-room building.With additions this building was used until 1930, when it was replaced with the current building.

1988 - Maywood Chamber of Commerce Gold Card Program instituted. Maywood Chamber of Commerce published its first Maywood Community Guide.

1997 - Maywood Chamber of Commerce awarded a $6,800 grant from the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce to develop a Drug-Free Workplace Program. 1998 - Maywood Chamber of Commerce Gold Card Program won the Governor’s Hometown Award; Maywood Public Library opened a new Central Library Annex. 1999 - 60th Anniversary “Diamond Jubilee”Year, Maywood Chamber of Commerce; Hugh A. Muir, Chamber’s sole surviving Founding Father, celebrated his 90th birthday; Maywood Public Library won the Chicago Building Congress 1999 Merit Award for construction under $10 Million; The American Institute of Architects Chicago Distinguished Building Award for the Maywood Public Library was presented to Ross Barney & Jankowski, Inc., the architectural firm; a new Veterans Memorial, honoring victims of the notorious “Bataan Death March,” was dedicated in the southeast corner of Maywood Park on Bataan Day (2nd Sunday of September). Chamber’s first Strategic Planning Retreat held. 2000 - Karen A.Yarbrough, former Chamber President, won the race for 7th District State Representative;105th Anniversary, Maywood Fire Department; dedication of Underground Railroad Memorial, 1st Avenue & Lake Street, by Operation Uplift & West Town Historical & Arts Museum; Aetna Plywood Company opened a new facility on a portion of the old American Can Company site along St. Charles Road. 2002 - Maywood Chamber of Commerce awarded a $6,000 Member Initiative Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Chamber Board Member, Carolyn Johnson, received “The Loyola Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award”; School-Based Health Center opened at Proviso East High School. Chamber’s 2nd Strategic Planning Retreat held. 2003 - Chamber members participated in the development of the West Cook Consortium of Chambers; Chamber Web site www. maywoodchamber.org was launched.

2004 - Recommendations of the Economic Development Committee for its Purposes, Activities, and Strategies were approved by the Board, including the establishment of a low-interest loan program, supported by a consortium of local financial institutions and the Village; Chamber President/ CEO participated in the development of the West Cook Consortium of Chambers; 2005 - Plans went forward for the establishment of a Maywood Community Development Corporation, a non-profit entity, composed of several local banks, to provide a commercial loan program, a façade improvement loan program, and a code-compliance loan program; beginning in Fall 2005, Chamber members and organizations provided ongoing generous support to Katrina Disaster relief victims; Gold Card Committee name changed to Maywood Chamber Academic Excellence Program; in December 2005, Cintas Corporation opened a new facility on a portion of the old American Can Company site along St. Charles Road, east of Aetna Plywood, Inc. 2006 - Formal establishment of the Maywood Community Development Corporation (MCDC).(see above) in August. Chamber received Operation Uplift’s first Dr. Percy L. Julian Community Service Award. Chamber 3rd Strategic Planning Retreat held. 2008 - Chamber’s 4th Board Strategic Planning Retreat held. 2009 - Hugh A. Muir celebrated his 100th birthday! MCDC, in collaboration with the Village, conducted seminars and workshops for local businesses. 2010 - The Maywood Community Development Corporation was forced to cease operations as a result of the severe economic downturn in early 2010 and the difficulties, faced by many banking institutions as well as a lack of support from the Village. Maywood Market opened on 5th Ave. and Washington Blvd. 2011 - The Maywood Market closed due to lack of business. 2013 - The first female Mayor, Edweena Perkins, elected.

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MEMBERSHIP (By Category) BANQUET HALLS, RESTAURANTS

Mariella’s Banquet Hall Tony Sanchez 124 S 5th Ave, Maywood 60153 343-1113

The Meal of the Day Café/ Katie’s Kitchen/ Monica’s Menu Catering Byron R. Diggs, Anthony J.Williams 1701 S. 1st Ave. Suite 410, Maywood 60158 223-8153 Fax 223-8158 mealofthedaycafe@yahoo.com

BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Accutron Systems, Inc. Marvin Savage 125 N. Halsted St., Suite 303A, Chicago 60661 312/648-8627 Fax 312/648-1569 www.accutronsystems.net msavage@accutronsystems.net Completek Illiniois, Inc. Stephen E. Gibson 243 Valley View Dr., St. Charles 60175 630/715-1275 Fax 630/206-2358 steve@webpagegysteve.com Haas & Associates Victoria Haas 306 S. 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153 681-3696 Fax 681-5331 victoriahaas@cs.com 21st Century Creative Group Corp Alvina Holland-Robinson 54 E. St. Charles Rd. Suite 9,Villa Park, 60181 800/781-6964 Fax 888-781-5115 www.21stcenturycreative.com creativegroupcorp@yahoo.com

CARTAGE COMPANY

T. H. Ryan Cartage Co. Larry Ryan 111 S. 7th Ave., Maywood 60153 345-0900 Fax 345-2570 www.thryan.com lryan@thryan.com

CATERING SERVICE

Supreme Catering Co. Paul D. Odle 1900 S. Maywood Drive, Maywood 60153 344-1900 Fax 344-1634 supremecatering1900@yahoo.com The Meal of the Day/ Katie’s Kitchen/ Monica’s Menu Catering Anthony J.Williams & Byron R. Diggs 1701 South 1st Ave, 4th Fl., Maywood 60153 223-8153 Fax 223-8158 mealofthedaycafe@yahoo.com www.themealofthedaycafe.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Maywood Chamber of Commerce Edwin H.Walker IV 209 S 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153 345-7077 Fax 345-9455 www.maywoodchamber.com kcarani713@yahoo.com

CHURCHES

EDUCATION

Maywood Fine Arts Katherine Bus Lois A. Baumann 25 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 865-0301 Fax 410-1355 Dance Studio 400 North 5th Ave 681-2788 www.maywoodfinearts.org maywoodfinearts@yahoo.com

First Baptist Church of Melrose Park Rev. John L. Belser 2114 Main St., Melrose Park 60160 344-7411 Fax 344-7265 www.firstbaptistchurchmp.org firstbaptistmp@sbcglobal.net

Proviso East High School Tony Valente 807 S. 1st Avenue, Maywood 60153 338-5912 Fax 338-5999 east.pths209.org tvalente@pths209.org

J.W. James Memorial AME Church Garry S. Mitchell, Sr. 907 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 681-4628 Fax 681-0068 www.jamesmemorial.org

School District #89 Dr. Michael E. Robey 450-2460 Fax 450-2461 906 Walton St., Melrose Park 60160 450-2460 Fax 450-2476 www.maywoodd89.org michael.robey@maywood89.org

Neighborhood United Methodist Church Pastor Jacques A. Conway 1817 W.Washington Blvd., Maywood 60153 681-5887 Fax 681-9030 www.4church.org neighborhood6@sbcglobal.net

Triton College Amanda A. Turner, Ph.D. 2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300 ext.3593 aturner1@triton.edu www.triton.edu

Rock of Ages Church Pastor Marvin Wiley Rock of Ages Baptist Church 1309 W. Madison Street, Maywood 60153 www.rockofagesbc.org

DISPOSAL SERVICES

Allied Waste Services Richard Van Der Molen 5050 W. Lake St, Melrose Park 60160 708/345-7056 Fax 343-2578 www.disposal.com richard.vandermolen@awin.com American Waste Industries William Vajdik 2100 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 681-3999 Fax 681-5583 American-waste@sbcglobal.net Roy Strom Excavating, Refuse Removal & Grading Service Roy Strom 1201 S. Greenwood Ave., Maywood 60153 344-5000 Fax 344-4000 www.roystrom.com

DOG GROOMING

Happy Hounds Betty & Virginia Olson 1310 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-2155

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Employment & Employer Services, Inc. (Maywood One Stop Center) Judy Grant 35 South 19th Ave., Maywood 60153 223-8679 TDD 338-6905 jgrant@eesforjobs.com www.eesforjobs.com Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Angela Millsap, Local Office Manager 35 South 19th Ave., Maywood 60153 338-6950 Fax 338-6942 Angela.millsap@illinois.gov

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest Frank Frigo 1001 Lake St., Oak Park 60301 660-1000 www.cboprf.com frankf@cboprf.com Credit Union 1 D’Andrea Harris 15 North Wolf Road, Northlake 60164 492-1400 Fax 492-1410 dharris@creditunion1.org www.creditunion1.org

Forest Park National Bank and Trust Co. Donald A. Offermann 7348 W. Madison St., Forest Park 60130 771-3700 Fax 771-8131 www.forestpartbank.com dofferman@forestparkbank.com Hinsdale Bank & Trust Hugh Franklin 25 E. 1st St., Hinsdale 60521 630/321-2190 Fax 866/958-0885 www.hinsdalebank.com hfranklin@hinsdalebank.com Popular Community Bank Joseph Palazzolo 1700 W. Lake St., Melrose Park 60160 836-7987 Fax 836-7938 General Number 836-7930 jpalazzolo@pop.com Republic Bank of Illinois/ Addison Marissa Martinez 1640 Lake St., Addison 60101 630/570-7749 Fax 630/285-1928 www.RepublicEbank.com mmartinez@republicEbank.com Seaway Bank & Trust Company Jose’ U. Munoz 150 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 344-7411 Fax 450-9027 www.seawaybank.com jmunoz@seawaybank.us U.S. Bank Latoya Campbell-Stansbury 400 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 345-1100 Fax 345-9701 www.usbank.com Latoya.campbellstansbury@ usbank.com

GOVERNMENT

West Central Municipal Conference Neil James 2000 5th Ave, Bldg. N, River Grove 60171 453-9100 Fax 453-9101 www.westcook.org njames@westcook.org

HOSPITALS

Loyola University Health System James E.Whitehead 2160 S. 1st Ave., LUH N. Entrance 1605A, Maywood 60153 216-3687 Fax 216-0456 www.luhs.org jwhiteh@lumc.edu

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MEMBERSHIP (By Category) Westlake Hospital William A. Brown Marta E. Alvarado, Ph.D. 1225 W. Lake St, Melrose Park 60160 681-3000 malvard@westlakehosp.com www.WestLakeHosp.org

HUMAN SERVICES

Aspire of Illinois James P. Kales, Mayola Dixon 9901 Derby Lane, Westchester 60154 547-3550 Fax 547-4067 www.aspireofillinois.org jkales@aspireofillinois.org Hope Inc. NFP Midwest Sheryl Abel 502 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood 60153 865-1968 Fax 865-1356 h.o.p.e2530@sbcglobal.net www.hopeforexoffenderwomen.org Housing Helpers, Inc. Sarah Lira 602 N. 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153 344-4008 www.housinghelpers.org casablue@sbcglobal.net Maywood Housing Authority/ Maywood Urban Revitalization Corp Tiffany Robinson 801 South 5th Avenue, Maywood 60153 345-7315 Fax 345-7350 tiffany.robinson@maywoodhousingauthority Maywood Youth Mentoring Program, Inc. Barbara D. Cole P.O. Box 65, Maywood 60153 344-3577 Fax 344-8611 barbaracole@maywoodyouthmentoring.org Operation Uplift, Inc. Northica H. Stone 104 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-3554 Fax 343-3557 www.operationuplift-westtownmuseum.org ou104@aol.com

PLCCA (Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action) Bishop Dr. Claude Porter 411 W. Madison St., P.O.Box 950, Maywood 60153 450-3506 Fax 236-5186 www.plcca.org plccarcp@aol.com Strength Among Numbers Foundation Alvina Holland-Robinson 54 E. St. Charles Rd. Suite 1,Villa Park 60181 888/589-1640 Fax 888/781-5115 www.strengthamongnumbers.org strengthamongnumbers@yahoo.com Vision of Restoration, Inc. (Rock of Ages Baptist Church) Marie McCurley 1221 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 344-3774 Fax 344-3779 www.vorhelp.org mmccurley@vorhelp.org West Cook YMCA Jan Pate David Parsons 255 S. Marion St., Oak Park 60302 383-5200 Fax 383-0016 www.westcookymca.org jpate@westcookymca.org dparsons@westcookymca.org West Suburban PADS Lynda Schueler 1851 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 338-1724 Fax 338-1745 www.westsuburbanpads.org lschueler@westsuburbanpads.org Youth Outreach Services-Maywood CeaseFire Rick Velasquez Director Carl O’Neal Program Manager Sandra Harrison Director of Prevention Services 1100 S. 11th Ave., Maywood 60153 450-8401 Fax 450-8409 www.yos.org www.maywoodceasefire.com rickv@yos.com ; carlo@yos.org sandrah@yos.org

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Albertine Alexander 900 North 2nd Ave., Maywood 60153 865-7690 alex.mac@abcglobal.net William P. Barlow III Village Manager 40 West Madison St., Maywood 60153 450-6301 wbarlow@maywood-il.org www.maywood-il.org Patricia H. Besaw 1504 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 344-9265 Rev. Eddie L. Burton 515 S. 2nd Ave., Maywood 60153 343-9678 Kathleen I. Carani 2843 Kensington Ave., Westchester 60154 562-8051 Fax 562-3310 kcarani713@yahoo.com David H. Chesham 5722 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago 60639 773/878-1558 Readith Ester 1931 S. 21st Ave., Maywood 60153 344-7560 re.ester@yahoo.com Steven E. Fox 3811 Saint Charles Place, Bellwood 60104 547-7330 cell 261-7165 sfox23232@yahoo.com Sandra M. Gates 2131 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-3517 Fax 516-2607 askshades1@yahoo.com Judge Stanley L. Hill 4th District Circuit Court 1500 Maybrook Drive, Maywood 60142 865-6060

Audrey C. Jaycox 801 W.Washington Blvd., Maywood 60153 681-3813 Fax 456-6360 ajaycox01@sbcglobal.net Carolyn Johnson 2029 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 327-9171 carolynjohnson@aol.com Thomas J. Kus 316 N. 4th Ave., Maywood 60153 tkustkt@aol.com Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. 910 Jackson Ave., River Forest 60305 366-8761 ramcmahon1@aol.com Mayor Edweena Perkins 1432 South 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 127, Maywood 60153 410-0231 Fax 345-2707 eperkins@maywood-il.org Michael A. Rogers 719 North 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 925-1479 microarchitects@aol.com Stephanie Joy Samuel 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-1847 Fax 343-3325 www.maywood.org Gwendolyn Streeter-Walker P.O. Box 694, Maywood 60153 724-3971 gwendolynstreeter@yahoo.com Mildred Sykes 616 S. 19th Ave, Maywood 60153 865-1487 Edwin H.Walker IV 209 S. 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153 345-7077 Fax 345-9455 Gary W.Woll 802 N. 3rd. Ave., Maywood 60153 345-2706 Fax 345-2707 garywoll@comcast.net

DONORA REALTY CO., INC 1023 South 17th Avenue Maywood, Illinois 60153

Over 40 Years Serving the Chicago and the Western Suburbs! Widely regarded as a leading realtor of Premium homes, DONORA REALTY CO., INC. provides a comprehensive slate of residential and investment real estate services. Since the 1960’s, our realtors have helped thousands of families fulfill dreams of home ownership. Our professional brokers boast more than a century’s worth of combined experience in residential real estate and lead the industry in residential transactions.

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MEMBERSHIP (By Category) INSURANCE AGENCIES

Hathaway Insurance Agency Karen A.Yarbrough 1031 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 345-8183 Fax 345-8199 www.hathawayinsurance.com hathawayinsurance@sbcglobal.net Sharlene Estelle State Farm Insurance Sharlene Estelle 1025 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 338-0600 Fax 338-0614 sharlene.estelle.mdh5@statefarm.com

Try Our Pallets, Inc. Dawn, Jose A. & Jose A.Trujillo, Jr. 37 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-0166 Fax 343-0198 www.tryourpallets.com tryourinc68@cs.com

Vintage Realtors & Assoicates Viola Mims 209 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 345-2209 Fax 345-2240 violamims@hotmail.com

OPTICAL SERVICES

Maywood Fine Arts Katherine Bus, Lois A. Baumann 25 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 865-0301 Fax 410-1355

Eye Care Associates Dr. Leonard B. Hardesty & Dr. Todd A. Robert 10215 W. Roosevelt Rd., Westchester 60154 345-7005 Fax 345-7043 www.eyecareassociate-il.com Lenh@eyecareassociates-il.com Toddr@eyecareassociates-il.com

State Farm Insurance Donald L.Williams 1027 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 345-2312 Fax 345-3213 don.williams.bvbg@statefarm. com

ORGANIZATIONS

LIBRARY

Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NoMCO) John Yi President JoAnn Murphy Treasurer Phyllis Clifton Past President 1123 Nichols Lane, Maywood 60153 www.nomco.org info@nomco.org; clif39@juno.com

Maywood Public Library Stan D. Huntington 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-1847 Fax 343-3325 www.maywoodpubliclibrary.org sdehuntington@live.com

MANUFACTURERS

Aetna Plywood, Inc. Larry Rassin 1401 St. Charles Rd., Maywood 60153 343-1515 Fax 343-1616 www.aetnaplywood.com larryrassin@aetnaplywood.com Cintas Corporation Jacob Resser 1201 W. St. Charles Rd., Maywood 60153 613-3100 Fax 613-3161 www.cintas.com resserj@cintas.com National Cycle, Inc. Barry Willey 2200 S. Maywood Drive, Maywood 60153 343-0400 Fax 343-0625 www.nationalcycle.com barry@nationalcycle.com Nu-Puttie Corporation Tom Stefely 1208 S. 8th Ave., Maywood 60153 681-1040 Fax 681-1424 www.npcsealants.com npc@npcsealants.com Seaway Supply Company Thomas J. Engoren 15 North 9th Avenue, Maywood 60154 216-0000 www.seawaysupplies.com tengoren@seawaysupplies.com

John C.Vaughns Scholarship Fund Loretta L. Robinson President Emeritus P.O. Box 514, Maywood 60153 345-6366 Fax 681-5875 lretta66@aol.com

PLUMBERS

Rod Outs, LLC Alonzo Travis 1118 S. 7th Ave., Maywood 60153 670 0144 773/491-1967 rodoutsplumbing@gmail.com

POST OFFICE

United States Post Office Yulonda Shurn-Williams 415 South 5th Avenue, Maywood 60153 344-1427 Fax 344-0238 www.usps.com

PRINTERS

Jamali Kopy Kat Printing, Inc. Dawood Burhani 2501 St. Charles Road, Bellwood 60104 544-6164 Fax 544-6569 dburhani@aol.com www.jamalikopkat.com

RECREATION

Broadview True Value Hardware Store Siraj Bhanpuri 1815 Roosevelt Rd., Broadview 60155 344-4499 Fax 344-1202 broadviewtruevalue@hotmail.com

Dance Studio 400 North 5th Ave 681-2788 www.maywoodfinearts.org maywoodfinearts@yahoo.com

Costco Wholesale Jack Sienkiewicz, Marketing Dept. 8400 North Avenue Melrose Park, 60160 397-2905 Fax 397-2953 W01085mk034costco.com www.costco.com

Maywood Park District Al McKinnor, Barb Bailey 921 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 344-4740 Fax 344-1553 www.maywoodparkdistrict.org mckinnor@comcast.net mpdcommish@aol.com Maywood Park Race Track Lisa Gurick 8600 W. North Ave., Maywood 60153 343-4800 Fax 343-1649 www.maywoodpark.com lisa@maywoodpark.com West Cook YMCA Jan Pate, David Parsons 255 S. Marion St., Oak Park 60302 383-5200 Fax 383-0016 www.westcookymca.org dparsons@westcookymca.org jpate@westcookymca.org

RESALE SHOPS

Maywood Appliance New/Resale Shop Michael Reed 2 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 681-2222 Fax 681-2218

RESTAURANTS

McDonald’s Jan Nelson 22W421 Army Trail Rd., Addison 60101 630/295-9230 Fax 630/295-9208 mcnelson@aol.com

Sun -Times Media (Pioneer Press) Samantha Nickelson 350 North Orleans St., Chicago 60654 847/873-4667 www.suntimes.com.com snickelson@pioneerlocal.com

The Meal of the Day/ Katie’s Kitchen/ Monica’s Menu Catering Anthony J.Williams & Byron R. Diggs 1701 South 1st Ave., Suite 410, Maywood 60153 223-8153 Fax 223-8158 info@mealofthedaycafe.com mealofthedaycafe@yahoo.com

REALTORS

RETAIL STORES

PUBLISHERS

Donora Realty Company Inc. Ora D.Williams 1023 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 681-0047 Fax 681-3213

Braun Paint Company Jerry J. Braun 807 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 343-2720 Fax 343-2760

Fifth Avenue Citgo, Inc. Atio Ahmad 601 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 338-1983 Fax 338-1288 Lake Liquors Naresh Patel 19 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 450-9544 Maywood Appliance/ New/Resale Shop Michael Reed 2 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 681-2222 Fax 681-2218 Morris Meat Packing, Inc. Frank Morris 1406 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 865-8566 Fax 865-8682 Walgreens Miriam Romero 100 W. Lake St., Maywood 60153 344-9858 Fax 344-8450

SENIOR/DISABLED HOUSING

Garden House of Maywood Sherry McCants 515 S. 2nd Ave., Maywood 60153 343-4511 Fax 343-9250 www.gardenhousemaywood.com may003fmh@metroplexinc.com

TRUCK REPAIR SERVICES

Wigit’s Truck Center Louis W. Roppo 6 N. 2nd Ave., Maywood 60153 681-0230 Fax 450-1020 lroppo@sbcglobal.net

UTILITIES

AT&T Sam Balark 225 W. Randolph St., Fr. 27B, Chicago 60606 312/727-7572 Fax 312/727-3722 sb8658@att.com SEE DIRECTORY, PAGE 25

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ComEd Fabiola Amezcua 1505 S. 1st Ave., Maywood 60153 410-5012 Fax 410-5026 fabiola.amezcua@ComEd Nicor Gas Jim Tansor 1665 Birchwood Ave., Des Plaines 60016 (847) 227-0790 jtansor@algresources.com www.nicor.gas

VISITORS BUREAU

Visit Oak Park Tom Lynch 1118 Westgate, Oak Park 60301 524-7800 ext 104 Fax 524-7473 www.visitoakpark.com info@vistoakpark.com

Advertiser Directory

Village of Maywood . . . . .2, 27 Robinson’s Towing . . . . . . . . . 3 The Meal of the Day . . . . . . . . 3 Maywood Park District . . . . . 3 Triton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Operation Uplift, Inc . . . . . . .4 Alpine Banquet Haus . . . . . .4 Aetna Plywood . . . . . . . . . . . .4 American Legion Post 838 . .4 West Cook YMCA . . . . . . . . .4 Visit Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Housing Helpers . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cintas Corporation . . . . . . . . 7 Village of Maywood . . . . . . . . 7 Kids Kingdom Early Learning Daycare . . . . . . . . . .8 Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc . . . . .8 Morris Meat Packing, Inc . . .9 Seaway Supply Co . . . . . . . . . .9

Operation Safe Child . . . . . . .9 Forest Park National Bank & Trust Company . . . . . . . . . 10 School District 89 . . . . . . . . . 12 Maywood Youth Menoring . 13 Wigit’s Truck Center . . . . . . 13 Mike Roger’s Architects . . . 13 Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Maywood Fine Arts . . . . . . . 14 Accutron Computer Services, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Westlake Hospital . . . . . . . . . 19 JJ Fish & Chicken . . . . . . . . . 21 State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Maywood Bataan Day Org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Loyola University Health System . . . . . . . . . . . .28

“ R E M E M B E R B ATA A N ” THE 71ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF AMERICAN & FILIPINO FORCES ON BATAAN ON APRIL 9, 1942 and

The 71ST Anniversary of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization’s First Memorial Event on September 12, 1942 A yearly memorial service is held on the 2nd Sunday of September, this year on September 8th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial, Maywood Park (corner of 1st Avenue & Oak Street). For further information telephone (708)345-7077. Web site: http://mbdo.org MAYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, P.O. BOX 172, MAYWOOD, IL 60153 (708) 345-7077 WWW.MAYWOODCHAMBER.COM | 25


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Village Mayor: Trustees:

Edweena Perkins Audrey C. Jaycox Melvin L. Lightford Ronald “Ron” Rivers Antonette “Toni” Dorris Michael A. Rogers Village Clerk: Viola Mims Village Treasurer: Stephen J. Kuptz Village Manager: William P. Barlow III



Maywood Chamber of Commerce 2013 Community Guide