141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 60302
West Suburban Journal
141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park 60302
Proviso Herald (Pioneer Press)
1140 Lake St., Oak Park 60301
401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago 60611
435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60611
MAYWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
121 S. 5th Ave. 343-1847
TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343-9254 Fax 343-2115
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; closed Sunday.
Library Director Stan D. Huntington
Head of Information Services Carol Clover
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
T. C. Brunious, Tanya Butler, Gordon Hanson, Kim D. Johnson, Rose Mosley, Secorro Vina, Elliot Wimbush
The Library is governed by a seven-member board. Members are elected by the public to a six-year term and elect their own officers bi-annually. The Board meets eleven times annually on the first Wednesday at the Library at 6:30 p.m. There is no meeting in August.
The Maywood Public Library building was built in 1905 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is a member of the Metropolitan Library System, a consortium of 200 libraries that exchanges books. The Maywood Library has 90,000 books. The collection includes circulating fiction and non-fiction plus reference works for in-library use, for both adults and children. The Library has more than 12,000 non-print materials: popular, children’s and how-to videos, plus a growing number of audio books. The Library has 5,000 videotapes, available for rent at $1 for three nights. The Library also has an extensive Black History Collection, located throughout the building. These books can be identified by red labels on their spines. Special Index tables house the African-American Reference Collection on the library’s third floor. The Library has a wide range of Spanish language materials also housed on the third floor.
The Library subscribes to approximately 95 periodicals. Microfilm copies back to 1950 are kept of Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Copies of the Maywood Herald on microfilm date back to the 19th Century. Proviso East High School yearbooks, dating back to 1916, are available on microfilm. The Library keeps back copies for three months 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 are also kept on file for three months. The Library has a specially-equipped computer and printer for the Blind.
Library patrons have access to a photo copy machine, typewriters, and computers. Copies of microfilm material can be made on a microfilm reader-printer for 10 cents each. A fax machine is available; the cost is $1.50 for each page. The Library is accessible for the disabled.
Programs for children include story times, summer reading clubs, and specially scheduled activities.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital 681-3200
701 W. North Ave., Melrose Park 60160
Edward Hines Jr. Veterans
Administration Hospital 202-8387
5th Ave. & Roosevelt Rd., Hines 60141
Kindred Hospital 345-8100
365 E. North Ave., Northlake 60164
Medical Center 216-9000
2160 S. 1st Ave.
Loyola Family Practice Center 531-5200
1211 W. Roosevelt Rd.
John J. Madden
Mental Health Center 338-7400
1200 S. 1st Ave., Hines 60141
Oak Park Hospital 383-9300
520 S. Maple St., Oak Park 60304
Riveredge Hospital 771-7000
8311 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60130
Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital
(Loyola University Medical Center)
2160 S. 1st Ave. 216-6000
RHC-Westlake Hospital 681-3000
1225 Lake St., Melrose Park 60160
West Suburban Hospital
Medical Center 383-6200
3 Erie Court, Oak Park 60302
RESIDENCE FOR PARENTS OF HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
Ronald McDonald House (near Loyola)
Tripp Ave. at Air Mail Rd 327-2273
LODGING IN THE MAYWOOD AREA
Carleton of Oak Park
Hotel & Motor Inn 848-5000
1110 Pleasant Ave., Oak Park 60301
Days Inn 681-3100
1900 Mannheim Rd., Melrose Park
Holiday Inn 544-3429
4400 Frontage Road, Hillside
Regal Motel 847/455-0700
2448 Mannheim Road, Melrose Park
(near Fullerton Ave.)
1150 Roosevelt Rd., Broadview
Garden House of Maywood 343-4511
515 S. 2nd Ave., Maywood 60153
Moesha E. Holmes, Property Manager
Maywood Supportive Living Facility (Formerly Baptist Retirement Home)
316 Randolph St., Maywood 60153 802-1488
Sherby Miller, Manager
PROVISO-LEYDEN COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION (PLCCA)
President, Bishop Dr. Claude Porter
411 W. Madison St. 450-3500
This agency offers employment training, placement service, counseling, nutrition programs, health services, emergency food and clothing help and referral services, primarily for low-income individuals and families. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Director, Shirley Dixon
1108 W. Madison St. 865-0605
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.
MAYWOOD HOUSING AUTHORITY
Executive Director, Gwendolyn Robinson
801 S. 5th Ave. 345-7315
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.
MAYWOOD POST OFFICE
Postmaster, Kenneth Banks
415 S. 5th Ave. 344-4257
General Information 1-800-275-8777
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday
THE WAY BACK INN, INC.
Executive Director, Dr. Frank A. Lieggi
104 Oak St. 345-8422
Founded in 1974, The Way Back Inn 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.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE OPERATIONS
Director, Bob Davis
308 S. 5th Ave. 343-1275
An outpatient facility, which 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.
OPERATION UPLIFT TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTER, INC.
Executive Director, Ms. Northica H. Stone
104 S. 5th Ave 343-3554
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.
THE POTTER’S HOUSE
Director, Apostle Robert Jackson
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.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
2000 5th Ave.,
River Grove 60171 456-3489 x3489
An organization which provides counseling by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
ILLINOIS EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING CENTER
35 S. 19th Ave. 338-6900
In partnership with the President’s Office of Employment and Training, along with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Center 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 IETC has coordinated several community job fairs and business conferences to help employers develop their businesses. For more information contact Angela Millsap, IDES Manager (x222) and Ben Handy, POET Manager (x243).
501 Lake St. 345-0728
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1001 S. 17th Ave. 344-5860
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday
7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
1000 S. 5th Ave. 343-2525 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday
8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Maywood Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 172
President/CEO, Edwin H. Walker IV 345-7077
Secretary/Treasurer, Kathleen I. Carani 562-8051
Chicago Department of Consumer Services
121 N. LaSalle St. Room 808,
Chicago 60602 312/744-9400
Cook County State’s Attorney
Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St. Room 500
Chicago 60602 312/603-5440
Illinois Attorney General’s Office
100 W. Randolph St.,
Chicago 60601 312/814-3000
Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Protection Bureau
160 N. LaSalle St., Suite C-800,
Chicago 60601 312/814-2859
Federal Food and Drug Administration
550 W. Jackson Blvd. 15th Fl.
VISION OF RESTORATION, INC. (ROCK OF AGES BAPTIST CHURCH)
Executive Director, Yvette Ford-Lovely
902 W. Madison St. 344-3774
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. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spiritual Growth & Development Center (Rock of Ages Baptist Church)
Rev. Joseph Roberts
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 well-lighted and secured parking.
Richard Durbin (D)
332 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 202/224-2152
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Bldg.
230 S. Dearborn St., 38th floor,
Chicago 60604 312/353-4952
Barack Obama (D)
713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 202/224-2854
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Bldg.
230 S. Dearborn St., 39th floor,
Chicago 60604 312/886-3506
7th Congressional District
Danny Davis (D)
1526 Longworth House Office Bldg.,
Washington DC 20515 202/225-5006
2301 W. Roosevelt Rd.,
Broadview 60155 345-6857
5th Congressional District
Rahm Emanuel (D)
1319 Longworth House Office Bldg.Washington, D.C. 20515 202/225-4061
3742 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago 60618 773/267-5926
Kimberly A. Lightford (D)
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield 62706 217/782-8505
10001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 202.
Westchester 60154 343-7444
Dan Cronin (R)
309G Capitol Building
Springfield 62706 217/782-8107
313 S. Main St.
Lombard 60148 630/792-0040
Karen A. Yarbrough (D)
272-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield 62706 217/782-8120
2305 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Broadview 60155 615-1747
SECRETARY OF STATE
1903 Mannheim Road,
Melrose Park 60160 312/793-1000
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.;
Wednesday 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Cook County Assessor, Maywood Branch
1500 Maybrook Drive 865-6032
Cook County Circuit Court, District 4
1500 Maybrook Drive 708/865-6040
Fax 865-4881, TDD 865-6056
Cook County Clerk, Maywood Branch
1500 Maybrook Drive 865-6010
Cook County Collector (Treasurer’s Office)
118 N. Clark St. Rm 112
Chicago 60602 312/443-5100
Cook County Commissioner, District 1
5943 W. Madison St.
Chicago 60644 773/626-2184
fax 773/626-2407 firstname.lastname@example.org
County Building -118 N. Clark St., Suite 567
Chicago 60602 312/603-4566
Cook County Department of Public Health,
West District Office
1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 102 450-5300
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
118 N. Clark St., Chicago 312/603-5050
1500. Maybrook Drive 865-4753
Sheriff’s Police Department
1401 Maybrook Drive 865-4700
State’s Attorney, 4th Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Drive 865-6080
PROVISO TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT
Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman
Karen A. Yarbrough
2305 W. Roosevelt Rd. 615-1747
Proviso Township Republican Committeeman
Thomas J. Walsh
P.O. Box 1261
La Grange Park 60526 579-0595
Proviso Township Supervisor
Kathy M. Ryan
2129 W. Roosevelt
Broadview 60155 343-7432
SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY
230 N. Mannheim Rd.
Hillside 60162 1-800/772-1213
Hours: Monday -Friday 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
PARKS & RECREATION
MAYWOOD PARK DISTRICT
Director, Alfonza McKinnor
921 S. 9th Ave., P.O. Box 368 (mail) 344-4740
Attorney: Burke, Burns & Pinelli
Police Chief: Michael White
Officers: Perry Randall, Justin Pratt
The Park District operates all parks and tot lots in the Village cooperative limits, which include Maywood Park (5th Ave. & Oak St.), Conner/Heise Park (10th Ave. & Washington Blvd.), Winfield Scott Park (17th Ave. & Maywood Drive), Water Works Park (9th Ave. & Maywood Drive), Stanwood Park (5th & Lexington Ave.), Bataan Park (22nd & Lexington Aves.), Central Area Park (9th Ave. and Madison St.), Bosco Park (21st and Railroad Aves.), Burton Park (16th Ave. & Washington Blvd.), a Tot Lot (4th Ave. & Huron St.), and a Tot Lot (9th & Green St.). The Park District also operates the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center (3rd Ave. & Oak St.) and the Field (13th Ave. & Harrison St.), the future site of the Maywood Bucs Youth Program Warner Football Home Field.. Information on activities and recreational programs for various age groups can be obtained by calling 344-4740.
PARK DISTRICT BOARD
President, Cynthia Higgins email@example.com
Vice-President, Lawrence D. Broughton
Commissioner, Robert Grace and Joe Ratley and Elliot Wimbush
Governed by a five-member board, each member serves a staggered six-year term. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 921 S. Madison.
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 in the warmer months, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the winter. 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.
ACCESS TO CARE
Public Relations Manager, Katie Barnickel
2225 Enterprise Dr., Ste. 2507, Westchester 60154 531-0680
COMMUNITY NUTRITION NETWORK/MAYWOOD
Maywood Park District
200 S. 5th Ave. 343-2892
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 aged 60 or older. There is no charge, but donations are encouraged. Free blood pressure tests are available also. For reservations or more information, please contact Fran Sheehy at 338-2381.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE TESTS
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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HAPPY HOURS SENIOR CLUB
President, Kathy Brown 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.
The Village of Maywood operates a mini-bus for senior citizens (age 65 and older) and handicapped persons.
The service is free. Call the Village Switchboard, 450-6300, between 8:00am and 3:00p.m, a day ahead of time to arrange a pick-up time. After three o’clock call 692-7129 or 516-9572.
Dial-A-Ride is strictly for transporting senior citizens to the West Suburban Senior Services Center, 439 Bohland in Bellwood. Call before noon one day in advance for a reservation. PACE and the Proviso Council on Aging offer door-to-door bus service for Maywood residents, who are 60 and older or disabled. Buses operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The fare is $1.50 each way. Non-refundable annual contribution requested
PROVISO TOWNSHIP REFERRAL OFFICE
2129 Roosevelt Road, Broadview 60155 344-7432
131 Broadway Ave., Melrose Park 60160 343-2300
3705 Warren Ave., Bellwood 60104 344-7430
Provides transportation for seniors and disabled persons, home-delivered meals to the homebound at a minimal charge, and free daily blood pressure testing. It also plans health services, distributes applications for handicapped parking cards, and can assist with IRS, Circuit Breaker and Medicare forms.
R.S.V.P. TRITON COLLEGE
(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
Director, Kay Frey
2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300, x3603
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 life-enrichment programs and recognition events.
TRITON COLLEGE ACTIVE RETIRED CITIZENS CLUB
Sponsor, Kay Frey
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
Director, Terri Nudelman
2000 5th Ave., River Grove 60171 456-0300 x3501
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
439 Bohland Ave., Bellwood 60104 547-5600
Senior Citizen Center, River Park Center,
8300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park 60160 771-0101
Provides services, classes and seminars, Dial-A-Ride, home-delivered meals, congregate meal services, counseling, case management, chore services, telephone reassurance, friendly visiting, adult day care, information on taxes and legal assistance for senior citizens. A podiatrist is available.