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BGA: Taking A Hit In Melrose Park – Cop Arrested, Police Department Bruised
Crime / Policing / Reading from Around the Web / Township News

BGA: Taking A Hit In Melrose Park – Cop Arrested, Police Department Bruised

Monday, April 27, 2015 || Originally Published: Better Government Association (BGA) || By Robert Herguth Melrose Park Police Detective Greg Salvi (pictured) was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with some pretty heavy drug trafficking offenses. Click here, here and here for the official documents. To put some of the more startling accusations in … Continue reading

Volunteers ‘Rebuild’ Twenty Four Maywood Homes; County Prez Preckwinkle Visits 11th Avenue to Inspect
Community Development / Government / Housing

Volunteers ‘Rebuild’ Twenty Four Maywood Homes; County Prez Preckwinkle Visits 11th Avenue to Inspect

Preckwinkle with tradesmen during Saturday’s Rebuilding Together event. Photo by Michael Romain.  Sunday, April 26, 2015 || By Michael Romain  County President Preckwinkle takes moment to praise the power of unionism  MAYWOOD — Charlotte English, 83, recalled the condition of her bathroom before volunteers — skilled laborers from union locals and community residents alike — … Continue reading

Local Realtor: Average Sale Price of Maywood Homes Improved 26 Percent Over Three Years
Housing

Local Realtor: Average Sale Price of Maywood Homes Improved 26 Percent Over Three Years

Saturday, April 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  In an opinion piece published in March in the Forest Park Review, Forest Park Realtor Stephen Chertok observed that three-year sales price of homes in Maywood improved by 26.6 percent. That data was “derived from Midwest Real Estate Data LLC, the MLS database used by licensed real estate … Continue reading

Man Leads Maywood Police on Wild Car Chase Before Taking Down a Light Pole, Crashing into FedEx Truck
Crime / Policing

Man Leads Maywood Police on Wild Car Chase Before Taking Down a Light Pole, Crashing into FedEx Truck

Saturday, April 25, 2015 ||| By Michael Romain A man was arrested yesterday, April 24, after leading police on a wild car chase that started at 5th Avenue and Oak Street and ended at the corner of 19th and St. Charles, Maywood police say. At about 4:57 PM yesterday, police responded to reports of a … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Checkpoint in Maywood Sat. Night Thru Early Sun. Morning, April 26
Notifications / Policing

Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Checkpoint in Maywood Sat. Night Thru Early Sun. Morning, April 26

Friday, April 24, 2015 || Originally Published: Patch || By Morgan Searles Officers will check driver’s licenses, registrations and they’ll be on the lookout for impaired drivers Cook County sheriff’s police will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint Saturday night through early Sunday morning in Maywood, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Officers will check driver’s … Continue reading

Beautification Commission Says Village Pride-Village Wide Is Only the Beginning
Community Development / Events

Beautification Commission Says Village Pride-Village Wide Is Only the Beginning

Members of the Proviso East Marching Band during last Saturday’s Village Pride-Village Wide cleanup. Photos courtesy Trustee Michael Rogers and Environmental Beautification Chair Laura Lange.  Friday, April 24, 2015 || By Michael Romain  More than 150 people from Maywood and beyond rolled up their sleeves and picked up garden equipment, shovels, garbage bags; they put on heavy-duty … Continue reading

More Than 3K Volunteers to Help Improve Maywood, Chicago on Nat’l Rebuilding Day, Sat. April 25
Community Development / Events

More Than 3K Volunteers to Help Improve Maywood, Chicago on Nat’l Rebuilding Day, Sat. April 25

Friday, April 24, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is excited to have you join us on National Rebuilding Day — Saturday, April 25, 2015. More than 3,000 volunteers will help make improvements in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and the Village of Maywood in Cook County. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is … Continue reading