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Village Free Press || Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.
“People say to me, ‘What are we going to do about the gun violence in America?’ I mean it’s horrible,” said Durbin during a town hall meeting held Aug. 7 at the Lightford Recreation Center, 809 Madison St. in Maywood. “The latest stories are heartbreaking stories.” Continue to the Village Free Press
Maywood's Annual Village-Pride-Village-Wide Beautification and Clean Up Event
Despite the weather, the annual event was a lot of fun and showed our strong community!
Loyola University Chicago dietetic interns participated in the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Day at the State Capital on April 10. They ask for support on legislation that improve nutrition standards for child care centers (HB 196) and improve access to telehealth services (SB 27) , including nutrition. Both of these will improve community health through better nutrition.
Dr. Joanne Kouba, Loyola faculty and Proviso East High School School-based Health Center dietician, led the student group. Dr. Kouba has been involved in the PP4H Proviso East Wellness committee.
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