Maywood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded on April 6, 1869 and organized October 22, 1881. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census.
Considered a blue collar community, Maywood had experienced many changes since the closing of American Can Company in the late 1970s. There is a Metra commuter railroad station in the village and it is also served by Pace Bus Service.
Maywood is located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Interstate 290, the Eisenhower Expressway, bisects (north and south) the town as it goes from Chicago west to join Interstate 294, the Tri-State Tollway west of Maywood in Hillside. It is located between O'Hare and Midway airports.