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Maywood Chamber of Commerce 2016 COMMUNITY GUIDE

A TOWN MOVING FORWARD


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What’s inside

President/CEO’s Message

In Memoriam Economic Development Government By the Numbers Arts & Culture Infrastructure Spotlight Chamber Listings Houses of Worship Listings Health Homes/Architecture ReUse Depot Maywood Fest Schools

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Publisher Dan Haley Associate Publisher Dawn Ferencak Business Manager Joyce Minich Editor Michael Romain Staff Photographer William Camargo Contributing Photographers Spooner Baumann Angelique White Sebastian Hidalgo Shanel Romain IT Manager/ Web Developer Mike Risher Editorial Design Manager Claire Innes Editorial Designers Javier Govea Jacquinete Baldwin

Advertising Production Manager Philip Soell Advertising Design Manager Andy Mead Advertising Designers Mark Moroney, Debbie Becker Advertising Director Dawn Ferencak Display Advertising Sales Marc Stopeck, Joseph Chomiczewski Media Coordinator Kristen Benford Inside Sales Mary Ellen Nelligan Circulation Manager Jill Wagner Distribution Coordinator Caleb Thusat Comptroller Edward Panschar Credit Manager Laurie Myers

Published November 2016 by Wednesday Journal, Inc. 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302 HOW TO REACH US Please send comments concerning this book to Maywood Community Guide, P.O. Box 172, Maywood, IL 60153. Copyright © 2016 Wednesday Journal and Maywood Chamber of Commerce. All rights Reserved. Reproducing any part of this book photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval or by any means is prohibited

Greetings!

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he Maywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2016 77th Anniversary Community Guide as an aid to those residing in, as well as those visiting, our community. The Guide is a valuable source of material, concerning the history of Maywood and its many resources and organizations. In addition, it is an important, ongoing marketing tool for businesses, hospitals, not-for-profits and other organizations, since the Guide is mailed, free of charge, to the nearly 8,000 households in the Village, as well as to advertisers. It is also available during the year at the Maywood Public Library and the Village Hall. This year we are returning, thankfully, to our former publisher Wednesday Journal in Oak Park (with whom we worked from 1996 to 2010). Publisher Dan Haley and his staff, which includes Maywoodian Michael Romain of

Acting Chairman Stan D. Huntington 1st Vice-Chairman Stan D. Huntington President/CEO Edwin H. Walker IV Treasurer Kathleen I. Carani

(term expires 2017) A crowd of hundreds gathers for the 2016 Pumpkin Patch Parade. The parade, one of Maywood’s marquee events, is hosted each year by Maywood Fine Arts. Photo by Spooner Baumann

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

Chamber Leadership

Directors ON THE COVER

the Village Free Press, are a great team of professionals and we are grateful to be “back home” with them. The theme for this year’s Guide is threefold: First, the completion of a Chamber Strategic Plan, the first since 2008, and presented to the Chamber Board by Facilitator Dan Perkins and members of the Planning Committee (Albertine Alexander, Dr. Marta E. Alvarado, Readith Ester, Thomas J. Engoren, Audrey C. Jaycox, Viola Mims, and Edwin H. Walker IV). Secondly, the renewed emphasis in economic devel-

opment, as evidenced by the revival of the Maywood Economic Development Commission and the dedication of the newly reconstructed Stairway of the Stars by Maywood Fine Arts on Fifth Avenue and Lake Street. And thirdly, the highly successful 2016 First Combined Annual Awards and Installation Banquet of the Bellwood and Maywood Chambers of Commerce under the leadership of former Maywood Chamber President Karen A.Yarbrough, with over 300 persons present at Triton College in early June. As the Chamber celebrates its 77th year of service to the community, let us remember that “good business + good government = economic progress,” and let us truly strive to be leaders in the Third Millennium. May God bless Maywood and our great country America!

Cory L. Foster ComEd Stan D. Huntington Maywood Public Library Director Jacob D. Resser Cintas Corporation

Amada A. Turner, Ph.D. (NFP) Triton College James E. Whitehead Loyola University Health System Karen A. Yarbrough Hathaway Insurance Agency

Directors (term expires 2018) Albertine Alexander Individual Member Venus L. Meadows Seaway Bank and Trust Co. Dr. Marta E. Alvarado Westlake Hospital Dawood I. Burhani Jamali Kopy Kat Printing

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Viola Mims Vintage Realty Willie Norfleet, Jr. Maywood Village Manager Adiel Abelar First Midwest Bank Thomas J. Engoren Seaway Supply Co. Audrey C. Jaycox Individual Member

Past Chamber Presidents | CEO’s 1970-72 | Sam Karakostas, Maytown Restaurant 1973 | Irving M. Braun, First Federal Savings & Loan of Proviso 1974-75 | Donald L. Williams, State Farm Insurance Co.

1976-77 | Raymond Mottis, The Cleaning Closet 1978 | Joseph J. Caruso, Maywood-Proviso State Bank 1979-80 | Joe Nelson, Cliffe Printing Co. 1981 | Raymond Mottis, The Cleaning Closet 1982 | Larry Sorce, Maywood-Proviso State Bank 1983-84 | Ronald Saunders, The Graphic Newspaper 1985-86 | Kim David Tetzloff, Kimco Advertising 1987-89 | Karen A. Yarbrough, Hathaway Insurance Agency 1989-93 | Edwin H. Walker IV, The Way Back Inn, Inc. 1993-97 | Karen A. Yarbrough, Hathaway Insurance Agency 1997-2016 | Edwin H. Walker IV, Individual


Mayor’s Message

Greetings Maywoodians!

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“We want to build an economy that allows Maywoodians to take care of most, if not all, of their needs right here in the village.”

am delighted to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is integral to the health and vitality of Maywood’s economy. As I have made economic development one of my cornerstone concerns, working with the Chamber over the last three years has been an absolute pleasure. Since Maywood’s inception, we have been blessed with residents with an abundance of talents and skills; and the ingenious and industrious nature of our citizens is second to none. Also, because people who grew up here have such pleasant memories of their formative years, many of our college

graduates come back home and seek to employ some of their talents right here. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me! My desire is to preserve the inherent beauty of this village, and to make it as appealing as possible, in terms of public safety and good public policies, so we can attract more businesses to settle in Maywood. My administration is seeking more commerce along our main corridors. I am unceasing in this pursuit, because we want more job opportunities and conveniences for our citizens. We want to build an economy that allows Maywoodians to take care of most, if not all, of their needs right here

in the village. In that regard, we want restaurants and coffee shops to locate here, as well as more professional entities. Why travel downtown or to another suburb for a restaurant or a lawyer when both can be accessed right here? We are also working on expanding our relationships with Loyola University Medical Center. Good things are happening in Maywood and we are determined to stay the course until the vision is realized. Stop in and visit me, so we can talk about how to keep Maywood moving forward! Warmest Regards, Edwenna Perkins Mayor, Village of Maywood

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In Memoriam Roberta Burton (1920 – 2015) Roberta Burton was born and raised in rural Tennessee, the ninth of 12 children born to the late Eli and Seronie Darnell. She and her siblings formed a group called the Darnell Gospel Singers, which would perform regularly at church services and throughout the community. In 1941, Roberta was married to Rev. Eddie Lee Burton on Oct. 18, 1941. The couple moved to Maywood in 1946. They had seven children — Eddie Burton, Jr., Marian Robinson, Linda Reedy, Diane Hill, Sharon Bolden, Jeremiah Burton and Antoinette Pinson. Roberta was an active member of Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, which she helped establish as a vital community presence. Each Saturday evening, she would open her home to the church’s Soul Saving Group, the members of which might have had the pleasure of enjoying Roberta’s delicious meals, pies and pound cakes, and seeing her beautiful flowers (she was a consummate gardener). Roberta died on Dec. 13, 2015, but her legacy of excellence, commitment and community services lives on.

Reverend Eddie Lee Burton Sr. (1921 – 2015) Eddie Lee Burton Sr. was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the second of three sons born to Ralph and Lessie Burton. Eddie was ordained as a minister at Macedonia Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee in 1939. Two years later, on Oct. 18, 1941, Rev. Burton married Roberta Darnell. The couple would eventually birth seven children. After they moved to Maywood in 1946, Rev. Burton obtained a job at International Harvester Company in Melrose Park, where he would work for 32 years before retiring in 1978. He also worked part-time at Taylor Glass Company in Oak Park. Rev. Burton, a graduate of Chicago

Baptist Institute, would join forces with Rev. Thomas H. Wade to help found Maywood’s Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, where Rev. Burton served as the superintendent of Sunday School and later assistant pastor. Rev. Burton, who died on Nov. 6, 2015, was as much a pillar in the Maywood community as he was in his church. He was a longtime board member and chaplain of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce.

Mildred Sykes (1933 – 2016) Mildred Jean Sykes was born to the late DeWalt and Orene Reedy in Henderson, Texas. Mildred moved to Maywood in the early 1950s as a graduation gift from her cousin Jewel Brown, who preceded her in death. After she migrated here, she met the “apple of her eyes,” her husband Robert D. Sykes, Sr., with whom she raised four daughters, a son and an adopted son. Mildred was simply “Mily” or “Granny” to community members and the countless patrons, who frequented the grocery store she founded with Robert in 1965. The store, located at the corner of 13th Avenue and Randolph, was called Bob’s Grocery and it grew into something of a Maywood institution. Despite its name, the establishment, which closed at least a decade ago, served an array of purposes besides selling food and goods. It was a gathering place for many and a bank for some. The couple would often extend lines of credit to people when they couldn’t pay for the groceries, sometimes refusing repayments. Mildred was active in the Maywood Chamber of Commerce and the John C. Vaughns Scholarship Fund Cotillion. She could often be seen “driving her little blue car around town, taking friends to the doctor, grocery store, banquets” and anywhere else they needed to go.

Lynne E. Baker (1955 – 2016) Born and raised in Maywood, Lynne E. Baker was the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Miller, Sr. Lynne was a graduate of

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Proviso East High School (Class of 1973). She married John W. Baker, Jr., with whom she had two daughters. Lynne served as deputy village clerk for Maywood, alongside her mother, Village Clerk Eleanor Miller, for eight years. After her tenure at the village, she became an employee at Proviso East High School, where she served as a secretary to the assistant principal for 14 years. Lynne was a vital member of the Maywood community, where she faithfully attended Miracle Revival Cathedral and Rock of Ages Baptist Church for years. She was also a longtime member of the Maywood Ladies Bowling Association and an avid supporter of numerous other organizations, including the Maywood Chamber of Commerce.

Lennel Grace, Jr. (1949 – 2016) Lennel Grace, Jr. was born to Lennel Grace, Sr. and Helen Grace in Chicago in 1949, but he was raised in Maywood. He attended Garfield Elementary School and Proviso East High School, before later going on to attend Triton College and Chicago State University. A lifelong learner and self-starter, Lennel began his career as a sales executive with Central Telephone Co., before working at Telecom Communication, U.S. Signal, Rock of Ages Baptist Church’s Vision of Restoration nonprofit, PLCCA and Urban Capital of America, Inc. Near the end of his life, he had even started his own consulting company, Lennel Grace Association. Lennel was an active presence in his home village. He was so present that many called him “Mr. Maywood.” Lennel was president of Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO), one of the oldest community organizations in Maywood, at the time of his death.


Economic Development

A Maywood Commission Revived

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he Maywood Economic Development Commission is working to revive its membership and to fulfill its role of promoting economic development in Maywood. Composed of seven members, appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, the Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Village Chambers, 125 South 5th Avenue, Maywood. Working in close coordination with the Village Community Development Department, the Commission assists in reviewing the applications of individuals, who desire to establish a business in Maywood. The findings of the Commission are forwarded, via the Community Development Department, to the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Members of the Commission include Chamber Board Members, Thomas J. Engoren, Jacob D. Resser, Venus L. Meadows and Chamber President/CEO, Edwin H. Walker IV, as well as Maywood residents, Frank Q. Antwi-Barfi, Eric McKennie, and June N. Price-Shingles, Ph.D.

Welcome New Members Chapel Hill Gardens West

Enoch Shakespeare | General Contractor

Great Lakes Credit Union

Funeral Home and Cemetery 17W201 Roosevelt Road Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (630) 941-5860 Bradford Traywick | Counselor & Director

209 South 3rd Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 208-2225

P.O. Box 1289 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 578-7331 donnab@GLCU.org Donna Beltran

Kingdom Kids Day Care Center

212 N. 2nd Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 216-1000 Ilene Johnson | Funeral Director & Manager

1212 W. Madison Street Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 338-9509 NKCCKingdomkids.org Gayla Walker | Director

MB Financial Bank 7727 West Lake St. River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 657-9151 Denise Warren | Asst. Bank Manager

Smith & Thomas Funeral Home, Inc.

Glen Lerner Ins., Attorneys 701 South 5th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 222-2222 Josh Polanco | Community Outreach Coordinator

Dan Perkins | Consultant

Twice Again Resale Shop 715 South 5th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 654-2755 Gloria Flagg Cruz | Owner

Quinn Community Center of St. Eulalia 1842 S. 9th Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (708) 343-6120 director@quinncenter.org Gabriel Lara | Quinn Center Coordinator

306 South 2nd Ave. Maywood, IL 60153 (312) 371-1159

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Two Locations

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Government Village of Maywood Hours of Operation – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Village Officials Mayor, Edwenna Perkins Office: 708-450-4486 Cell: 708-724-1942 Email: eperkins@maywood-il.org Mayor’s Assistant, Jonette Greenhow Office: 708-450-4492 Email: jgreenhow@maywood-il.org Fax: 708-450-0657

Trustees Henderson Yarbrough Sr. Cell: 708-601-7474 email: hyarbrough@maywood-il.org Antonette “Toni” Dorris Cell: 708-491-1982 email: adorris@maywood-il.org Isiah Brandon Cell: 708-261-9217 email: ibrandon@maywood-il.org Melvin L. Lightford Cell: 708-646-6574 email: mlightford@maywood-il.org Ronald Rivers Cell: 708-668-5722 email: rriversrun@sbcglobal.net Michael A. Rogers Cell: 708-473-9381 email: mrogers@maywood-il.org

Village Hall Main Number 708-450-6300 40 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153

Clerks Office Village Clerk, Viola Mims Office: 708-450-6363 Cell: 708-250-0988 email: vmims@maywood-il.org Deputy Clerk, JoAnn Murphy Office: 708-450-6362 email: jmurphy@maywood-il.org Main Office Office: 708-450-6360 Work Area Office: 708-450-6364 Fax: 708-681-8818

Photo by Michael Romain

Assistant Village Manager & Director of Community Development David Myers.

Manager’s Office Village Manager, Willie Norfleet, Jr. Office: 708-450-6301 wnorfleet@maywoo-il.org Executive Assistant, Arlean Ireland Office: 708-450-6303 email: aireland@maywood-il.org Human Resources Coordinator, LaSondra Banks Office: 708-450-6309 email: lbanks@maywood-il.org HR Fax: 708-865-8376 Village Treasurer, Stephen J. Kuptz Office: 708-473-0931 email: skuptz@maywood-il.org Village Attorney, Michael Jurusik Office: 312-984-6432 email: mtjursik@ktjnet.com Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins

Numbers by Department Switchboard 708/450-6300 Bus Driver, Tammy Hilson 708/516-9572

Community Development Office Phone Main Number 708-450-4405 Fax 708/45-4893 Director of Community Development, David Myers 708/450-4429 Business Development Coordinator, Angela M. Smith 708/450-6351 Admin.Hearing/PC-ZBA, Ofelia Cala 708/450-4414 Coordinator of Enforcement, David Flowers, Sr. 708/450-6368 Zoning Officer/Planner, Joshua Koonce 708/450-4411 Account Specialist, K. Greene 708/450-4405

Code Enforcement Officers Charles Bailey, Building Insp. 708/450-4415 John Weaver, Code Enf. Officer 708/450-4416 Ivan Hernandez, Code Enf. Officer 708/450-4424 Deloren Johnson, Animal Warden 708/450-2323 G. Guzman, Code Inf. Officer 708/450-4412

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Finance Office Phone Main Number 708/450-6311 Finance Dir., Lanya Satchell 708/450-6314 Vehicle Stickers/Parking Mary Levy 708/450-6321 Accounts Payable, Tanika Skipper 708/450-6316 Payroll Administrator, S. Wilson 708/450-6306 Accountant, Sherna Ramos 708/450-6344 Cashier, Maria Gomez 708/450-6326 Cashier Kerriea Martin 708/450-6327 Water Supervisor (TBD) 708/450-6324 Collection Specialist, A. House 708/450-6323 Collection Specialist, R. Nesbitt 708/450-6313 Collection Specialist, T. Maney 708/450-6324 or 6380

Public Works Main Number 708/450-4482 Fax 708/450-4422 Public Works Dir., John West 708/450-4463 Exec. Assistant, Olivia Brown 708/450-4427


Government

Can’t afford to see a doctor? No health insurance or stuck with a big deductible?

Public Safety

M.A.P.S

Police/Fire Emergency Dial 911 Police Department 125 S. 5th Ave, Maywood 60153 Police Department 708/450-4470 Fax 708/450-9487 Police Chief, Val Talley, Jr. 708/450-4460 Exec. Assistant, Nellis Pittmon 708/450-4461 Deputy Chief, Elijah Willis 708/450-4026 Commander, Sonja Horn 708/450-4469

Maywood Alternative Policing, Ofc. Pirsia Allen 708/450-4409

Records Records Supv., 708/450-4450 911 Center & Telecommunications Supv., Charlotte Powell 708/450-4021

Overnight Parking Press 1 + 708/450-5600 9pm to 1:30am

Access to Care has the answer! Since 1988, Access to Care has been helping individuals who are UNINSURED or HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE WITH HIGH DEDUCTIBLES, who live in suburban Cook County.

Fire Department Emergency Dial 911 Fire Station No. 1 700 St. Charles Road Non-Emergency 708/343-5595 & 708/450-7400 Chief, Craig A. Bronaugh, Jr. 708/681-8860 Acct. Specialist, Tanya Logan 708/681-8860 Fire Inspector Tony Parker 708/681-8861 Fax Number 708/681-8840 Fire Station #2 1220 S. 17th Avenue Line #1 708/343-7780 Line #2 708/450-4402

Doctor Office Visits - $5 Lab Tests and X-Rays - $5 Prescription Medication - $15 - $30 - $40

Access to Care To find out if you qualify, call

(708) 531-0680

www.accesstocare.org Eligibility is income based: under $35,000 for a family size of one or under $71,000 for a family size of four.

Access to Care is a not-for-profit program supported by grants.

“REMEMBER B ATA A N ” THE 74th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF AMERICAN & FILIPINO FORCES ON BATAAN ON APRIL 9, 1942 and The 74th 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 11, at 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial, Maywood Park (corner of 1st Avenue & Oak Street). For further information telephone (708) 345-7077 • Webstite: www.mbdo.org 2016 | Maywood Chamber of Commerce | www.maywoodchamber.com | 7


NUMBERS

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Bataan Death March

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Men from the Company “B” left the Armory at Madison Street and Greenwood Avenue in Maywood and travelled to Fort Knox, Kentucky to form the 192nd Tank Battalion

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Men of the original Company “B” left the United States for the Philippine Islands

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Miles for the entire march to Camp O’Donnell

A burial detail of Filipino and prisoners of war uses improvised litters to carry fallen comrades at Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, 1942, following the Bataan Death March. (Courtesy of wikipedia.org)

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Americans and Filipinos soldiers, as Japanese captives, all became victims of the greatest atrocity of the Pacific War: The Bataan Death March

Japan Philippines

LUZON Camp O’Donnell

Cabanatuan

Rescue of POWs, January 1945

Route of Death March, April 1942 Looking north on 5th Ave. from approximately the intersection of Washington Blvd. and 5th Ave., a marching unit of sailors from the first Maywood Bataan Day parade on September 12, 1942. Below, Maywood Bataan Day ceremony in 2015. Navy Ceremonial Band, Great Lakes.

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Lost their lives during the “Death March”

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Years of captivity for nearly 10,000 Americans taken prisoners at Bataan

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Of the 89 men of Company “B” who left the US in 1941 would return from the war Images courtesy of Maywood Bataan Day Organization All Rights Reserved (http://mbdo.org) Steve Gibson


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Arts & Culture

Maywood’s “Crown Jewel Of The Arts” Opens Its Windows To The World

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n March 12, 2010, Craig Hall was in town visiting family when he got a call from his best friend Purdie Baumann, the daughter of Maywood Fine Arts founders, Lois and Ernie Baumann. “She was crying and saying the studio was on fire,” Hall said, referencing the former Maywood Opera House at 20 N. Fifth Ave. that the Baumanns turned into Stairway of the Stars dance studio. “So, my dad and I drove over here and saw the flames and couldn’t believe it.” Hall started dancing in that studio when he was four years old and took the lessons he learned inside of the more than century-old building all the way to the New York City Ballet, where he recently retired after a 20-year career with the

world-renowned company. The 37-year-old Maywood native recalled that harrowing phone call while standing in the space that has since risen from the ashes of that 2010 blaze — a roughly $2 million, state-of-theart dance studio, the August 2016 ribbon-cutting for which Hall was eager to attend. “When the old studio (burned down), it was like a little piece of all of us was broken, but it’s nice to know that there’s finally a place where the kids can come back to and have fun,” Hall said, during the August ceremony. “It’s a dream come true.” In order to get here, said Ernie Baumann, the kids raised over $13,000 in change, mostly pennies. To put that in perspective, he said, “$10,000 is a million pennies.”

Photo by Spooner Baumann

Edwin H. Walker IV, President & CEO of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce, and Assistant, Jose R. Galarza, Jr., attend the grand opening of the new Stairway of the Stars. “We had these little jars that had ‘Raising the Barre’ on them and hundreds and hundreds of kids would go home, bring the jars back and get another one,”

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he said. “The bank agreed to take the pennies and our people would come in with buckets of pennies and the tellers would scatter so they wouldn’t have to


Photo by Spooner Baumann

Maywood Fine Arts dance instructor Taiyana Shurn, top left, bonds with a student during the August grand opening of the organization’s new, state-of-the-art dance studio.

Photo by Spooner Baumann

Maywood Fine Arts dancers gather in their brand new dance studio. be the ones (counting them). We were in there every day.” India Rose Renteria, Purdie’s daughter and the Baumanns’ granddaughter, described the process of accumulating that much money in spare change. “Some kids took the penny jars to their school, some people put them at their offices at work,” she said. “We had these little tubes and we’d put pennies in them and they’d go into this big penny jar and that filled up really quickly. It was really nice. Any extra change that anyone

had would go straight into the jar.” Renteria, 14, has been performing practically her whole life and has already landed roles in productions like the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime.” Her mother spent eight years in New York City as a Radio City Rockette. “My niece, she’s five years old now,” said Hall. “She’s discovering this place all over again. It’s like a cycle that never ends.” There are also echoes of that cyclical dynamic in the new

space, which replicates some architectural features that were dominant in the old building. “This room here,” said Lois Baumann, her voice echoing throughout the new facility during the grand opening, “We call this the ballroom, because the studio we lost to a fire six years ago (had a ballroom on the third floor). We replicated the windows that looked out over Fifth Ave.” The building’s Main Street-facing entrance resembles a train depot — the generations

commuting in and out in spurts. This stop, however, is always the destination that’s most meaningful. It’s home. Nowadays, that home has been modernized, with new shock-absorbent floors installed in the facility’s new studios, each of which also features large wall-size windows. “This studio belongs to all of us,” said Lois Baumann. And in a way, Hall noted, it does. The design earned the professional dancer’s seal of approval, but so did its continuity with the outside environment. “My heart will always be with the old space, but there’s nothing like having brand new studios,” he said. “This rivals some of the studios in New York City, especially with all the space and the windows. As dancers, we’re like flowers who need sunlight to grow and from the outside it’s like a little performance for the people on the street to see what’s happening in here. So, both sides get something out of it, which is very nice.”

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Infrastructure

Maywood Rising

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he Village of Maywood has been undergoing a real transformation over the last year, with millions of dollars in public and private enhancements happening throughout town. Here’s a handy map detailing just a few of these projects:

MAY WOOD FINE ARTS DANCE STUDIO Having opened in August 2016, this $1.6 million, 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building will host hundreds of Maywood Fine Arts dancers, many of them who come from all over the Chicago area, on every day of the week. The Main Street-facing design of the studio, ironically enough, resembles a train depot.

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A proposed noise-damping wall as part of the state’s highway expansion project. FIFTH AVE. METRA STATION

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The plan to build a brand new shelter at the Metra Station located along 5th Ave. and Main St. has momentum, with the village swiftly pushing toward the day actual construction will begin on the $2.3 million structure. In addition to shelter, the village will also gain brand new parking spaces near the station. The new construction will complement Maywood Fine Arts’ newly opened dance studio less than a block away.


EISENHOWER EXPRESSWAY PROJECT Although they could be many years coming, Maywood residents and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials spent 2015 and 2016 preparing for major changes to the portion of the Eisenhower Expressway that span the village. An estimated $2 billion expansion and modernization of the more than 50-year-old roadway’s 13 miles could entail the installation of updated traffic signals and markers, ADA-compliant walkways, noise walls in certain areas of the village, bus and carpool lanes along the express-

way, and an improved storm water system that could mean less flooding on the expressway and in village homes near the Eisenhower. The stakeholder involvement and agency input phase of the $2 billion project is expected to be complete by summer 2017. So far, funding for the final design and construction of the project hasn’t been identified, but IDOT anticipates that it will secure revenue.

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HOME FOR SOLDIERS’ WIDOWS RESTORATION After years of sitting neglected, Maywood’s historic Home for Soldiers’ Widows received a new lease on life in 2015. The board allocated nearly $70,000 in St. Charles Road TIF funds to repair and repaint the building at 224 N. First Avenue. At an official ceremony in May, the village marked the renovation’s completion, replete with flags, fanfare and Trustee Michael Rogers outfitted as a Civil War-era Union soldier. “The Widows Home is one

of the institutions here,” said Historic Preservation Commission chair Tom Kus, who noted that the site upon which the building sits may once have been the home of Maywood’s founder Colonel William T. Nichols. “When that was demolished, they built this home for widows of Civil War veterans,” he said. “So there were a lot of them still alive when the building got put up. I think it honors a tradition of Maywood honoring veterans here.”

LOYOLA O PENS $137 MILLION RESEARCH CENTER In April 2016, Loyola University Chicago opened the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) — a five-story, $137 million facility located on the institution’s health sciences campus in Maywood. The 225,000 square-foot facility is the largest one the university has ever built, according to an April 21 statement Loyola released on the day of the opening. The building will be home to 500 students, staff and faculty members. “In medicine, research is a team effort and collaboration leads to innovative discoveries,” said John P. Pelissero, Loyola’s interim president. Pelissero said the new building will unify the Maywood complex’s Stritch School of Medicine, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Loyola University Health System with

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the goal of rapidly translating fundamental scientific discoveries into “real treatments for human health.” That goal, university officials noted, aligns with the university’s 5-year

plan, which is called Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World. The new facility is expected to become gold LEED-certified and includes “two two-story

atriums to promote outsidethe-lab collaboration, a 90-seat seminar room, and a 265-seat auditorium for lectures and health-related community events.”

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Chamber Listings Accutron Marvin Savage 40 West Madison St. Maywood, Illinois 60153

Aetna Plywood, Inc. Larry Rassin 1401 St. Charles Road Maywood, 60153 708/343-1515 Fax 708/343-1616 www.aetnaplywood.com larryrassin@aetnaplywood.com

Albertine Alexander 5412 W. Madison Chicago 60644 708/261-2316 alex.mac@sbcglobal.net

American Waste Industries William Vajdik 2100 W. Madison St. Maywood 60153 (708) 681-3999 Fax: (708) 681-5583 American-waste@sbcglobal.net

A Proper Child Donna DeVaul Flowers 1400 South 14th Avenue Maywood, Illinois 60153 (708) 865-2758 (Home) (773) 391-7595 (Business) devaulflow@sbcglobal.net

AT&T Sam Balark 225 W. Randolph St., Suite 27B Chicago 60606 (312) 727-7572 Fax (312)727-4771 sb8658@att.com

Audrey C. Jaycox 801 W. Washington Blvd., Maywood, Illinois 60153 708/681-3813 Fax: 708-456-6360 ajaycox847@aol.com

Patricia H. Besaw 1504 S. 6th Ave. Maywood 60153 (708) 344-9265

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Eisenhower Tower, home of the Meal of the Day Cafe. Located on the 4th floor of the building. The restaurant also offers Maywood’s Chamber of Commerce members a venue to conduct presentations and meetings.

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Isiah Brandon 1711 S. 7th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/299-9464 isiahbrandon@yahoo.com

Braun Paint Company Jerry J. Braun 807 S. 5th Avenue Maywood 60153 708/343-2720 Fax: 708/343-2760

Broadview True Value Hardware Store Siraj Bhanpuri 1815 Roosevelt Rd. Broadview 60155 708/344-4499

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Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home and Cemetery Bradford Traywick 17W201 Roosevelt Rd. Oakbrook Terrace, 60181 630/941-5860 Fax 630/941-7496 Traywick@dignitymemorial.com

Cintas Corporation Jacob D. Resser 1201 W. St. Charles Rd. Maywood 60153 708/613-3100 708/613-3161 www.cintas.com resserj@cintas.com

ComEd Cory L. Foster 1505 S. 1st Ave. Maywood 60153 708/410-5295 Cell 815/814-5223 Cory.Foster@comEd.com

Donora Realty Donald L. Williams 1027 S. 17th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/681-0047 Fax 708/345-3213 donwilliams.bvbg@statefarm.com

Antonette “Toni” Dorris 40 W. Madison St. Maywood 60153 708/906-0242 adorris@maywood-il.org

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First Baptist Church of Melrose Park Rev. John L. Belser 2114 Main St. Melrose Park 60160 708/344-7411 Fax 708/344-7265 www.firstbaptistchurchmp.org firstbaptistmp@sbcglobal.net CONTINUED ON PAGE 23

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A young girl releases a balloon during a prayer gathering on the corner of St. Charles Rd. and 19th Ave., last September. The event is hosted annually by Bishop Reginald Saffo, of United Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

African Methodist Episcopal Canaan AME Church Pastor C. Calvin Rice 601 S. 14th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/681-2744 Fax:708/681-9871 J.W. James Memorial AME Church Gary S. Mitchell Sr. 907-911 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/681-4628 Fax:708/681-0068

Apostolic Faith Christ Temple Church of Apostolic Faith Bishop John P. Bellamy 502 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/343-2380

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Holy Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church Pastor C.T. Baker 401 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/344-5700 Proviso Missionary Baptist Church Bishop Dr. Claude Porter 1116 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 Rock of Ages Baptist Church Pastor Marvin E. Wiley 1309 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 708/344-0704

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The Second Baptist Church Pastor Wallace W. Sykes 436 S. 13th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/681-1715 Tabernacle Baptist Church Pastor M. Lavery 409 N. 8th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/345-5717 United Faith Missionary Baptist Church Bishop Dr. Reginald J. Saffo 40 S. 19th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/338-1150

Christian Church of the Living God Pastor Tyrone Cooper 1214 S. 17th Ave Maywood 60153 708/681-1242 New Kingdom Christian Center Church Pastors Gayla & Victor Walker 1212 W. Madison Ave., Maywood 60153 708/338-9509

C.O.G.I.C. Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ Pastor A.H. Mongomery 715 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/343-4451 Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ Pastor James H. Johnson 1022 S. 14th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/343-5800


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ishop Reginald Saffo is used to the hype about this corner of town, 19th Ave. and St. Charles Rd., where a liquor store and several blighted buildings dominate the landscape. But the corner’s whole, he says, isn’t the sum of its parts. Consider his place of worship — United Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 40 S. 19th Ave. Before the church opened here roughly eight years ago, the landscape looked a lot different. The sidewalks weren’t paved and about the only greenery that stood out were the weeds growing from concrete along the garbage-strewn curbside. Along with pastoring his church, Saffo, who is the chairman of the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network, also heads the United Faith Christian Institute and Bible College. The school, which is a charter member of the Urban Association of

Accredited Christian Colleges, is a big proponent of Christianity, practiced in a city environment. A few years ago, Saffo and some of his students successfully acquired grants to execute a landscaping project that has changed the area’s sight lines. It was completed last year and has resulted in a space that is greener, more open and less blighted. “The grants were already secured by the village,” Saffo said. “All we did was propose the idea. It was part of the students’ practical project.” As an exercise of this emphasis on urban evangelizing, at least once a year, Saffo walks outside of the walls of his church with a group of about a dozen congregants and students of his school. During a prayer gathering in 2015, they stood at each corner of the intersection of 19th Ave. and St. Charles, took turns bowing their heads in prayer, sang old

Miracle Revival Center Bishop Willie J. Chambliss 2010 St. Charles Rd. Maywood 60153 708/865-2999

Salem Tabernacle Church Inc. Pastor Emmanuel Little Jr. 1101 S 6th Ave. Maywood 60153 708-/223-8916

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Woodside Bible Chapel Pastoral Coordinator Robert Ramey 621 N 1st Ave (at Chicago Ave.) Maywood 60153 708/345-6563 Hispanic 708/345-7565

First Congregational Church of Maywood Pastor Elliot Wimbush 400 N 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/344-6150

Nondenomination New Beginnings Christian Fellowship 201 S. 5th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/397-5322

Pentecostal God’s Heritage Full Gospel Ministries Pastor James Williams 1200 S 5th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/615-1676

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Bishop Reginald Saffo directing a prayer gathering he facilitated last September in Maywood. Gospel hymns and released balloons. “You see these trees. We were behind this landscape and this transformation, but when we did that, we understood that the litter didn’t stop, the destruction didn’t stop. ‘Lord, we have to change the consciousness of the people,’” Saffo said. “This is something we do with our Prayer Institute each year, because we believe that the church has to have an impact. We just believe in

God to change the people and when you change the people, you change the community,” he said. Saffo noted that the communal prayer was both symbolic and signal. “We want to let people know we have a presence, we’re here praying and putting those other elements on notice, with love, that there’s another way,” he said. “It’s about coming out these walls and trying to make a difference.”

Roman Catholic St. Eulalia Church Fr. Michael Arkins 1851 S. 9th Ave. Maywood 60153 708-343-6120

United Methodist Neighborhood United Methodist Pastors Marcus & Robyn Tabb 1817 W. Washington Blvd., Maywood 60153 708/681-5887

Participants in the communal prayer at the corner of 19th Ave. and St. Charles Rd.

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Health

Cultivating An Organic Oasis In Maywood

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traddling the side of reusable building material store ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., is an organic garden that takes a village to harvest. The garden often hosts area residents and volunteers like Jack Perez, a research assistant at Loyola University Medical Center. “This really helps show people where your food comes from,” said Perez of the garden. “It shows how to grow food and take care of your health. I think gardens are very empowering.” Zainab Raji, a senior medical student at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, has also volunteered her time to give healthy cooking demonstrations. During an event last year, Raji showed area youths how to make cost-effective and healthy meals right at home. “For instance, we got the fruits and vegetables and made kabobs with them,” she said. “We also had the kids color lunch bags. We went over what’s a vegetable and a fruit, because some of these kids didn’t know what celery is. These are all ways of showing them how to do things in their own communities and how to grow things.” The garden is the result of a collaboration between ReUse Depot, who owns the property on which it sits; Loyola University; Proviso Partners for Health (PPH); and Triton, among other partnering entities.

Photos by Angelique White

Volunteers work in the organic garden next to ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., last July. Below, Loretta Brown tends to plants in the garden. Dr. Lena Hatchett, an assistant professor at Stritch, Director of Community and University Partnerships, and one of the founders of PPH,

said students are recruited through the Summer Urban Agricultural Program to help maintain the garden and harvest the organic crops. The

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program is funded by Triton College and Loyola. The students, most of whom attend Proviso Township high schools, are paid to work the garden for six weeks during the summer. During that time, they also learn about entrepreneurship and gain a social awareness. “We’re doing things to better the earth with planting,” said Ciana Talmadge, a junior at Proviso East High School, who participated in the program in 2015. “We’re trying to give back to the community, which gives us so much. It’s nice.”


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A Victorian Craftsman Prompts Love At First Sight

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aywood’s historically rich and affordable housing stock is what attracts people like Gustavo Lira to the village. After years of living a condo life, Lira decided that he wanted to own a home. He was residing in Oak Park and had plans to stay there. After some shopping around, he placed a bid on a home he liked and waited for the sale to finalize. While waiting, he took up residence in a hotel, the Carleton of Oak Park. He lived there for a year. Waiting. And then, something happened that would lead to a change in plans. “I dated this girl who would go jogging out here,” Lira said. [She loved the housing in Maywood.] So I came out here and looked. This is the first house in Maywood I saw and I fell in love with it right away.” Lira bought 602 N. Third Avenue in December of 1999.

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The Victorian-style Robinson House at 602 N. Third Avenue in Maywood. Sarah Lira (on porch) and Gustavo Lira are the proprietors. Immediately after moving in, he got to work. He had a cedar roof and central air installed less than a year after purchasing the home. The majority of the home’s architectural and structural integrity, however, he left unchanged. “The only thing not original to the house is the kitchen,” said Lira. After marrying his wife Sarah in 2002, Lira installed many of the major appliances that are in the kitchen now. “Before I was married, I was content with just cooking everything on the grill outside,” he said. “A wife and kids changes that.” It didn’t change drastically, though. In Sarah, Gustavo’s dedication to preservation found a supplement. Sarah

Lira is the Executive Director of Housing Helpers, a nonprofit agency that rehabs foreclosed homes and sells them at fair prices for working class buyers. She’s also a former member of the Village’s Environmental/Beautification Commission and a current member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Liras’ commitment to preserving their home’s integrity is immediately apparent by simply examining its exterior, which features exquisitely crafted shingled barge-board paneling, Gothic arches on all sides, redwood clapboards and a finished ceramic tile blocks, that are designed to resemble stone. The home is considered a vernacular square style, or

Victorian craftsman, home. The style was popularized in the early 1900s, with various styles offered by all of the mail order companies of the day. According to a two-page architectural and historical profile of the home, the Victorian high style marked a stylistic transition that bridged “the gap between 19th century Victorian architecture and 20th century simplification. On the exterior there are reminiscences of gothic [sic] trim in the gables, yet brackets and window trim are stripped to their simplest form.” The home was built in 1901 by Mr. James Munton, after he bought an entire block of the burgeoning town from Colonel William T. Nichols’s Maywood Company.

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ReUse Depot: An Example Of How A Business Can Revitalize A Community

ince setting up shop in the village in 2014, Maywood’s ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., has exemplified all of the values a local business is supposed to espouse. The reusable material retailer, one of the largest of its kind in metropolitan Chicago, is housed in the architecturally significant old Maywood Armory, where the 33rd Tank Company of the 33rd Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard was once based. After America entered WWII, the 33rd Tank Company would be merged into Company “B” of the 192nd Tank Batallion, which would go on to face the infamous Bataan Death March. The building had long been dormant before ReUse planted itself and began sowing seeds—quite literally. Not only is the armory now occupied but it’s surrounded by the work of local artists and a garden cultivated by area students. And in a historically rich moment of irony, last year owner Kyle FitzGerald was elected director-at-large of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization. “Kyle plans to continue redeveloping the property to better serve the reuse community and serve as a destination for craftsmen, woodworkers, do-it-yourselfers, and artists,” noted an MBDO statement that was released at the time of FitzGerald’s election. “The goal is to restore the 33rd tank company facade to honor the history of the building and those who trained at this prestigious facility before serving for our country.” ReUse Depot, one of the largest reusable building material retailers in the Chicago metro area, opened at 50 W. Madison St. — next door to Village Hall. ReUse occupies the former site of the old Maywood Armory, It’s rather fitting that ReUse Depot would take residence in the historically significant building, since much of the reused building material that it sales is

Photo by William Camargo

Top, artists work on wooden sculpture “Urban Buddha” at ReUse Depot in Maywood in July. Above, kitchen and bathroom appliances. rich with historic resonance and durability. Before the store officially opened last weekend, it hosted a monthly meeting of the Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO). Many NOMCO

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members, after perusing some of the store’s inventory of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, appliances and flooring material, kept saying, ‘They just don’t make stuff like this anymore.’


Fest

Maywood Family Fest: A Hit For Local Vendors And Entertainers

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aywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. stood in Maywood Park on last Sunday, basking in the Gospel sounds of the group Chris & The Network. The choir was among at least seven lineups that took the stage during the last day of the Maywood Family Fest, which took place over three days last week from Sept. 16 through Sept. 18. “We spent around $20,000 on this event and I’m assuming we may be slightly over that amount, but the exchange was well worth it,” Norfleet said. There were pony rides, dozens of musical acts spanning numerous genres — from Jazz to Hip-Hop to Latin — food and drinks (including jerk pizza, fresh lemonade and gourmet popcorn) from local vendors and wares from local entrepreneurs like Maywood-based catering company Three Dudes and a Chick (whose owners said the fest was their first public catering event since they started their

business) and S’tash Access. District 89 board member Regina Rivers manned S’tash’s pitched tent, where stylish satchels, sunglasses and a silver mermaid necklace were on display. Rivers the S’tash is the brainchild of her daughter and granddaughter, Yvonne and Adrianna, the latter of whom studied fashion, design and marketing. “She was born and raised in Maywood and has always been in involved in events that are happening in Maywood,” Rivers said of her daughter. The fest was also an opportunity for Maywood native Tatym Cole, 14, one half of the duo The Future, to showcase her talents. “We’re basically two talented kids trying to make it somewhere and change the world,” Cole said as she and her performing partner Keon Logan, 16, prepared to take the stage. “If anybody is going to make a change it might as well be us,” Cole said, echoing the name of

Chamber Listings First Midwest Bank Adiel Abelar 1700 Lake St., Melrose Park 60160 708/836-7987 Fax 708/836-7938 General Number 708/836-7930 Adiel.abelar@firstmidwest.com

David Flowers, Sr. 1400 South 14th Avenue Maywood 60153 Cell 708/865-2758 Fax 708/450-4893 daveflowers@maywood-il.org

Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co. Donald A. Offermann 7348 W. Madison St.

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There was dancing, bingo, prizes and much more during the 2016 Maywood Family Fest. their popular song “We Need Change.” One YouTube video of the song that was uploaded about a month ago has already garnered more than 6,500 views. “They only make inspirational music and the song they’ve got out right now is epic,” said their manager Liana Grays. An epic moment during the three-day event was the honoring of the late Eugene “Gene” Moore, the former Cook County Recorder of Deeds, the 7th District’s first black state representative and former Proviso Township trustee. Moore died in June from prostate cancer. “Gene Moore loved Maywood and he loved Proviso East High School,” said Maywood Mayor

Edwenna Perkins during the ceremony. “He didn’t miss any of the games. He traveled on the highway to the games … If we could get that kind of commitment to our town, we could move forward.” Sue Henry, Moore’s cousin, former office manager and longtime friend, recalled the late politician’s generosity. “We were always involved with trying to help the community,” Henry said. “Gene would have me help some of everybody, no matter where they lived. He was always trying to do for his fellow man. If someone came up and asked him for $20 and he didn’t have it, he’d say, ‘Sue give me $20.’”

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Forest Park 60130 708/222-2800 Fax 708/771-8131 www.forestparkbank.com doffermann@forestparkbank.com

515 S. 2nd Ave. Maywood 60153 708/343-4511 Fax 708/343-9250 www.gardenhousemaywood.com may003fmh@metroplexinc.com

Freedom’s Path Hines LP Karen Weeks 2600 Lake Lucian Drive, Suite 300 Maitland, Florida 32751 941/929-1270 Fax: 941/929-1271 kweeks@beneficialcom.com

Garden House of Maywood Sherry McCants

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys 701 S. 5th Avenue Maywood 60153 708/222-2222 Josh Polanco Jpolaco@glenlerner.com

Sandra M. Gates 1712 South 7th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/343-3517

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Hathaway Insurance Agency

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Karen A. Yarbrough 1031 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/345-8183 Fax 708/345-8199 www.hathawayinsurance.com hathawayinsurance@sbcglobal.net

Vena Nelson, CPA, CEO 840 S. 17th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/356-1777 Fax: 708/356-1711 vnelson@gobigaccounting.com

Haas & Associates Victoria Haas 306 S. 3rd Ave. Maywood 60153 708/681-3696 Fax 708/681-5331 victoriahaas@cs.com

Help Hospitalized Veterans Rosanne Schmidt 615 West Roosevelt Rd. Maywood 60153 708/356-6243 Cell: 630/229-8828 hines@hhv.org CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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Assoc. Judge Stanley L. Hill 4th District Circuit Court 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood 60153 708/865-6060

Housing Helpers, Inc. Sarah Lira 602 N. 3rd Ave. Maywood 60153 708/707-4008 www.housinghelpers.org casablue602@gmail.com

Illinois State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch 10055 W. Roosevelt Rd. Westchester 60154 708/450-1000 Fax 708/450-1104 www.emanuelchricwelch.com repwelch@emanuelchriswelch.com

Jamali Kopy Kat Printing, Inc. Dawood I. Burhani 2501 St. Charles Rd. Bellwood 60104 708/544-6164 Fax 708/544-6569 jkkprinting@gmail.com www.jamalikopkat.com

John C. Vaughns Scholarship Fund Loretta L. Robinson, President Emeritus P.O. Box 514, Maywood 60153 708/345-6366 Fax 708/681-5875 lretta66@aol.com

J. W. James Memorial AME Church Garry S. Mitchell, Sr. 907 S. 6th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/681-4628 Fax 708/681-0068 www.jamesmemorial.org

Thomas J. Kus 316 N. 4th Ave., Maywood 60153 tkustkt@aol.com

Legal Shield Mary Badger

Photo submitted

Veterans work on model cars at the Community Based Arts & Craft Center in Maywood. The crafts program is part of the Healing Hospitalized Veterans program, which has a presence around the country. P.O. Box 843, Hillside, 60162 708/280-0775 Fax 888/288-1552 mbadger@legalshieldassociate.com www.legalshieldassociate.com/ mbadger

Loyola University Health System James E. Whitehead 2160 S. 1st Ave., Rm. 2649, Maywood 60153 708/216-9000 Fax: 708/216-4140 www.luhs.org jwhiteh@lumc.edu

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

Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. 910 Jackson Ave. River Forest 60305 708/366-8761 ramcmahon1@aol.com

Dance Studio 20 N. 5th Ave 708/681-2788

Maywood Work Force Center (Employment & Employers Services, Inc.)

Maywood Appliance New/Resale Shop

Maywood Housing Authority/Maywood Urban Revitalization Corp

Michael Reed 2 N. 5th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/681-2222 Fax 708/681-2218

Vanessa Rankins 801 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/345-7315 Fax 708/345-7350 vrankins@gmail.com

Deborah Wright 1701 S. 1st Ave. Eisenhower Tower Suite 10 (Annex) Maywood 60153 708/223-2652 ext. 214 Fax 708/397-4094 Deborah.wright@eesforjobs.com

Stephanie M. Maxwell 1000 Oak Street Maywood 60153 708/203-6722 dn2earth37@yahoo.com

Maywood Chamber of Commerce Edwin H. Walker IV 209 S. 3rd Ave., Maywood 60153 708/345-7077 Fax 708/345-9455 www.maywoodchamber.com josegalarza62@gmail.com

Maywood Fine Arts Katherine Bus Lois A. Baumann 25 N. 5th Avenue Maywood 60153 708/865-0301 Fax 708/410-1355 Katherine.bus@mfa.com www.maywoodfinearts.org maywoodfinearts@yahoo.com

Maywood Youth Maywood Park District Mentoring Program, Inc. Lawrence Smith President

Toni Dorris Executive Director 921 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/344-4740 Fax 708/344-1553 www.maywoodparkdistrict.org maywoodparkdistrict@gmail.com adorris@maywoodparkdistrict.org

Maywood Public Library Stan D. Huntington 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/343-1847 ext 28 Fax 708/343-3325 www.maywoodpubliclibrary.org shuntington@maywoodlibrary.org

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Barbara D. Cole P.O. Box 65 Maywood 60153 708/344-3577 Fax 708/344-8611 bdowecole@sbcglobal.net

Morris Meat Packing, Inc. Frank Masellis 1406 S. 5th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/865-8566 Fax 708/865-8682 CONTINUED ON PAGE 28


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Schools

Photos by William Camargo

Students at Garfield Elementary School in Maywood line up one morning in April 2016 to be greeted by community members, most of them men, before the start of the school day.

Men’s Day At A Maywood School, Replete With High Fives

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very morning, we see a multitude of women dropping off their kids. Now, I know there are a lot of kids who come from single-parent families, but there are men in their lives,” said Vincent Fields, one of only two male members of the PTO at Garfield Elementary School, 1514 S. 9th Ave., in Maywood. “I told them that we need a stronger male presence, so they took that and ran with it,” said the school’s principal, Marsha Alexander, who, as she walked through the gates of the school’s concrete playground one April morning was ambushed by a dozen book-bagged bodies, all wanting hugs. On this day, however, “Ms. A.,” as she’s known to students, had help. Thanks to an idea, hatched by Fields and Vernel Brown, Garfield’s other male PTO member, the students were greeted by at least 25 Maywood police

officers, firefighters, elected officials and community members — most of them men — during what the event’s organizers called “Men’s Day.” “I’ve learned from working with kids that when you have a male presence, especially first thing in the morning, kids have a different attitude throughout the day,” said Brown, who is the director of Atmosphere of Tumbling, a local performing arts organization for young people. “Sometimes fathers, uncles, grandfathers — all those men in a child’s life might have to go to work early and they don’t get a chance to really let the kids know, ‘Hey, we support you,’’ he said. “But when they take a few minutes out of their time, like today, they really send the school’s performance to another level.” Alexander said she had already known how much men were missing in many of her students’ lives. What she’s slow-

A student at Garfield Elementary School in Maywood receives high-fives, as she enters the school building on Monday morning during an event called Men’s Day. ly learning, however, is just how many men are present, she said. “We’re learning more and more that there are positive male role models in the kids’ lives, but those men need an opportunity to be here,” she said.

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“Last week, one of the dads told me, ‘I don’t know what I can do.’ I said, just shaking their hands makes a big difference. We do have men in the community, we just have to invite them in and let them know they’re welcome.”


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David Myers 40 W. Madison St. Maywood 60153 708/450-6301 Fax 708/450-0657 dmyers@maywood-il.org

National Cycle, Inc. Barry Willey 2200 S. Maywood Drive Maywood 60153 708/343-0400 Fax 708/343-0625 www.nationalcycle.com barry@nationalcycle.com

Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO) President Marcius Skaggs Viola Mims, Treasurer Phyllis Clifton clif@yahoo.com 1123 Nichols Ln., Maywood 708/244-1673 marcius32000@sbcglobal.net info@nomco.org www.nomco.org

Neighborhood United Methodist Church Pastors Marcus and Robyn Tabb 1817 W. Washington Blvd. Maywood 60153 681-5887 Fax 681-9030 www.4church.org neighborhood6@sbcglobal.net

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Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr., President of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins at the 2016 Maywood Bataan Day Memorial Service.

Nicor Gas Patricia Eaves 615 Eastern Avenue, Bellwood 60104 630/816-0144 peavessouthernco.com www.nicor.gas

Willie Norfleet, Jr. Village Manager 40 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 708/450-6301 wnorfleet@

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Nu-Puttie Corporation

708/410-0231 Fax 708/345-2707 eperkins@maywood-il.org

Tom Stefely 1208 S. 6th Ave. Maywood 60153 www.npcsealants.com npc@npcsealants.com

Proviso Area for Exceptional Children (PAEC)

Mayor Edwenna Perkins 1432 S. 12th Ave., P.O. Box 127, Maywood 60153

Dr. Terrence Smith 1000 Van Buren St., Maywood 60153 708/450-2100 tsmith@paec803.org

Jose Villa 1759 N. Mannheim Road, Stone Park 60165 708/483-0030 Fax 708/344-7459 jvilla@hinsdalebank.com

Proviso East High School Dr. Patrick Hardy 807 S. 1st Ave., Maywood 60153 708/338-5900 www.pths209.org phardy@pths209.org 708/202-1610 Fax 708/202-1641 CONTINUED ON PAGE 30

Awards

Thanks To Those Who Make Progress Happen

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A large crowd of over 300 in the first ever joint Awards and Scholarship Banquet at Triton College.

In June, the Maywood and Bellwood Chambers of Commerce held their annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet at Triton College. The two chambers honored community and business leaders from both villages, in addition to presenting scholarships to several college-bound students during the event that attracted a crowd of hundreds. In addition to Bellwood’s honorees, the banquet recognized:

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• Business of the Year | Teresa & Joe Wilson, T & JJ’s Supreme • Person of the Year | Dr. Marta E. Alvarado, Westlake Hospital • Community Service Award | Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club • Distinguished Service Awards | Edwin H. Walker IV, President & CEO || Kathleen I. Carani, Secretary & Treasurer


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Photo by Sebastian Hidalgo

Chamber of Commerce member, and General Contractor Enoch Shakespeare at The Meal of the Day Cafe in Maywood.

Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc. (PLCCA)

1309 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 ljames@vor.org www.vorhelp.org www.roabc.org

Pres/CEO Bishop Dr. Claude Porter 411 W. Madison St., P.O. Box 950 Maywood 60153 708/450-3500 708/236-5186 bishopporter@plcca.org www.plcca.org

Rod Outs, Inc.

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Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc. Bishop Dr. Claude Porter, President/CEO 411 W. Madison Street • P.O. 950 Maywood, Illinois 60153 Office: 708-450-3506 • Fax: 708-236-5186

Email: BishopPorter@plcca.org www.plcca.org

Richard Van Der Molen 5050 W. Lake St., Melrose Park 60160 708/345-7056 Fax 708/343-2578 www.disposal.com Richard.vandermolen@awin.com

ReUse Depot Katie Widmar Fax 847/480-9619 50 Madison St., Maywood 60153 708/223-0502 info@reusedepot.org obideconstruction.com

Rock of Ages/Vision of Restoration, Inc. Rev. Marvin E. Wiley Larry James, Executive Director 708/344-3774 Fax 708/344-3779 Calvin Washington, Business Manager 708/344-0704 Fax 708/344-3779

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Alonzo R. Travis P.O. Box 185, Maywood, Illinois 60153 773/491-1967 708/670-0144 alonzotravis@comcast.net

Ronald Rivers 40 West Madison St., Maywood 60153 rriversrun@sbcglobal.net cell: 708/668-5722

Michael A. Rogers 719 N. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/925-1479 macroarchitects@aol.com

Roy Strom Excavating, Refuse Removal & Grading Service Edward McCormick 1201 S. Greenwood Ave., Maywood 60153 708/344-5000 ext. 237 Fax 708/344-4000 www.roystrom.com emccormick@roystrom.com

School District #89 Dr. David Negron


Chamber Listings 708/450-2460 Fax 708/450-2461 906 Walton St., Melrose Park 60160 708/450-2460 Fax 708/450-2476 www.maywood89.org david.negron@maywood89.org

1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 410 Maywood 60153 708/223-8153 Fax 708/223-8158 mealofthedaycafe@yahoo.com

Seaway Bank & Trust Company T.H. Ryan Cartage Company Venus L. Meadows, Branch Manager 150 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/450-4100 Fax 708/450-9027 vmeadows@seawaybank.us

Seaway Supply Company Thomas J. Engoren 15 North 9th Ave. Maywood 60153 708/216-0000 www.seawaysupplies.com tengoren@seawaysupplies.com

Enoch Shakespeare General Contractor 212 S. 5th Ave, Maywood 60153 708/208-2225

Angela M. Smith Village of Maywood Business Development Coordinator 40 W. Madison St., Maywood 60153 708/450-6351 asmith@maywood-il.org

State Farm Insurance Donald L. Williams 1031 S. 17th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/345-8183 Fax 708/345-8199 donwilliams.bvbgestatefarm.com

State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford 10001 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 202 Westchester, Illinois 60154 708/343-7444 Fax 708/343-7400 statesenatorlightford@comcast.net www.senatorloghtford.com

Valdimir Talley, Jr. 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood 60153 708/450-4460 vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

The Meal of the Day Café/ Katie’s Kitchen/Monica’s Menu Catering Byron Diggs, Anthony J. Williams

Larry Ryan 111 S. 7th Avenue Maywood 60153 345-0900 Fax 345-2570 www.thryan.com lryan@thryan.com mryan@thryan.com

The West Cook YMCAs, Inc. Phillip Jimenez - President/CEO Kevin Klein – COO 708/434-0203 Kim Polk – Aquatic Director 255 S. Marion St. Oak Park 60302 708/383-5200 Fax 708/383-0159 www.westcookymca.org Phillip@westcookymca.org kklein@westcookymca.org kpolk@westcookymca.org - ext.3220

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Visit Oak Park Sara Barnett 1010 Lake Street Suite 402, Oak Park 60301 708/524-7800 ext. 104 Fax 708/524-7473 vist@oakpark.com

Edwin H. Walker IV 209 S. 3rd Ave. Maywood 60153 708/345-7077 Fax 708/345-9455 josegalarza62@gmail.com

Walther Christian Academy Anita C. Ward, Alumni Director 708/344-0404 ext. 224 Fax 708/344-0525 900 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park 60160 email: Anita_Ward@Walther.com www.walther.com

Way Back Inn Anita Pindiur 104 Oak Street, Maywood 60153

Triton College

708/345-8422 Fax 708/344-2944 anitap@waybackinn.org

West Central Municipal Conference Richard Pelligrino 2000 5th Ave., Bldg. N., River Grove 60171 708/453-9100 Fax 708/453-9101 www.westcook.org rpell@westcook.org

Westlake Hospital Marta E. Alvarado, Ph.D. 1225 W. Lake St. Melrose Park 60160 708/681-3000 malvarad@westlakehosp.com www.WestLakeHosp.org

Wigits Truck Center Louis Roppo 6 N. 2nd Ave. Maywood 60153 708/681-0203 Fax 708/450-1020 lroppo@sbcglobal.net

Amanda A. Turner, Ph.D. 2000 S. 5th Ave. River Grove 60171 708/456-0300 ext.3593 amandaturner@triton.edu www.triton.edu

Try Our Pallets, Inc Jose’ A. Trujillo, Jr. 37 S. 9th Ave., Maywood 60153 MAIL: P.O. Box 1591, Melrose Park Illinois 60161 708/343-0168 Fax 708/343-0198 www.tryourpallets.com tryourinc68@cs.com

Urban Partnership Bank Christopher J. Parker 4310 St. Charles Rd. Bellwood 60104 www.upbnk.com 708/615-6353 Fax 708/632-5016 cparker@upbnk.com

Vintage Realtors & Associates Viola Mims P.O. Box 6758, Broadview 60155 708/345-2209 Fax 708/345-2240 violamims1@live.com

“Putting Children First” 906 Walton St., Melrose Park (708) 450-2460

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