There are two Maywoods in Illinois. One is a 2.72 square-mile small town nine miles west of downtown Chicago that has produced a circus of raw talent ranging from NBA players to activists, folk singers and Emmy award winning actors. The other is a Chicago suburb with a little less than 25,000 people struggling with crime, blight, housing issues, poverty, changing demographics and identity.
The photo above is of a 102-year-old former fire station in the western suburb of Maywood, Ill., a leafy but rough-around-the-edges town just west of River Forest--Oak Park's more affluent neighbor--along the bank of the Des Plaines River.It's Maywood's first fire station, located at St.
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