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Proviso Residents Get Schooled in Ways of Realizing Homeownership Dreams
Community Notebook / Consumer Reports / Township News

Proviso Residents Get Schooled in Ways of Realizing Homeownership Dreams

Attendees listen to bank representatives discuss credit building programs Jan. 21 at The Stable Project Meet and Greet event at 7th District Rep. Chris Welch’s office in Westchester. Photo by Nicholas Samuel. Thursday, January 29, 2015 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || 1/28/15 || By Nicholas Samuel  The first step to buying a home … Continue reading

Melrose Park Taxpayers Footing Bill for Mayor’s $72K Jaguar, Dane Placko Reports
Fiscally Speaking / Government / Township News

Melrose Park Taxpayers Footing Bill for Mayor’s $72K Jaguar, Dane Placko Reports

Screenshot of Fox 32 investigate report on Melrose Park Mayor Ronald Serpico’s 2014 Jaguar. Click to see video. Thursday, January 29, 2015 || Originally Published: Fox 32 News || 1/28/15 || By Dane Placko CHICAGO (FOX 32 News & Better Government Assoc.) – The mayor of west suburban Melrose Park, Ronald Serpico, is driving around … Continue reading

Follow the Money: Village Contractors Donate Thousands to Yarbrough Campaign
Elections / Maywood Politics

Follow the Money: Village Contractors Donate Thousands to Yarbrough Campaign

Thursday, January 28, 2015 || By Michael Romain According to recent campaign disclosures, the law firm Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins (KTJ), which has been providing ongoing legal consultation to the Village of Maywood for years, donated $2,500 to Friends of Henderson Yarbrough, Sr., in December 2014. Roy Strom, the waste, excavation and recycling company that has frequently contracted … Continue reading

Gov. Rauner Freezes Maywood Park District Funding, Putting $1.62M Grant in Jeopardy
Government / Parks & Recreation

Gov. Rauner Freezes Maywood Park District Funding, Putting $1.62M Grant in Jeopardy

Gov. Bruce Rauner. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 9:47 PM There’s a new sheriff in town and parks aren’t his priority The election of Republican Bruce Rauner to the Illinois governorship has already hit Maywood hard, with the Governor issuing Executive Order 15-08, which calls for “the review and termination of … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting, Tonight, Jan. 28, 7 PM (Agenda Inside)
Government / Notifications

LLOC Meeting, Tonight, Jan. 28, 7 PM (Agenda Inside)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7 PM, at 125 S. 5th Avenue. See below for sample of discussion points. For more click here: Public Items: A. Mayor’s Report B. Village Manager’s Reports: 1) Presentation of the 2013 FY Annual … Continue reading

D209 Finance Director Booted from Investment Loss Meeting
Education / Fiscally Speaking

D209 Finance Director Booted from Investment Loss Meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || By Bob Skolnik Last week Proviso Township High School District 209 chief financial officer Todd Drafall (pictured left) was excluded from a meeting hosted by the Proviso Township school treasurer’s office (PTTO) to discuss an investment with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund (IMET) that … Continue reading

Districts 89 & 209 School Board Candidates Survive Challenges
Education / Politics / Township News

Districts 89 & 209 School Board Candidates Survive Challenges

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 || Originally Published: 1/26/15 || Forest Park Review || By Jean Lotus, Editor Proviso District 209 school board candidate Cheryl Anderson (pictured left) survived a challenge to her candidacy, Friday, after the Cook County electoral board overruled a complaint saying she failed to turn in a statement of economic interest. “I did have a statement … Continue reading