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JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: UPS Seeking to Fill 8,700 Openings in Chicago Area; Paid Construction & Carpentry Training for Youth 18 to 24
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JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: UPS Seeking to Fill 8,700 Openings in Chicago Area; Paid Construction & Carpentry Training for Youth 18 to 24

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Saturday, September 20, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  UPS is seeking to fill between 90,000 and 95,000 open full- and part-time positions nationally, more than 8,700 of which are here in the Chicago area, according to a company statement. The open positions come as the company is readying itself for … Continue reading

Maywood’s Electric Bills Could Soon Increase by 20 Percent; Village Addresses Flooding Problems; Introduces New Planning & Zoning Officer
Infrastructure / Public Works / Quick News

Maywood’s Electric Bills Could Soon Increase by 20 Percent; Village Addresses Flooding Problems; Introduces New Planning & Zoning Officer

Thursday, September 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Electricity bills could be going up by as much as 20 percent, Crain’s reports A federal court ruling “could lead to an increase of up to 20 percent in the price of electricity from what Commonwealth Edison Co. charges today,” according to a report published today by … Continue reading

Triton College Receives Moody’s ‘Aa1′ High Grade Investment Rating
Education / Press Release

Triton College Receives Moody’s ‘Aa1′ High Grade Investment Rating

Thursday, September 18, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || September 15, 2014 River Grove, Ill. – Triton Community College has received an “Aa1” investment rating from Moody’s Investment Service. Moody’s is renowned as the leading global firm that provides a system which is used to gauge the creditworthiness of a company or … Continue reading

Finding Private Jerele: The Unidentified Remains of WWII Soldier Loomed Large Over This Year’s Bataan Day Memorial
Community Notebook / Events

Finding Private Jerele: The Unidentified Remains of WWII Soldier Loomed Large Over This Year’s Bataan Day Memorial

Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr., President of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization points out the name of Private Harry Jerele (below left) on the rededicated memorial plaque in Maywood Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Thursday, September 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain MAYWOOD — There was something different … Continue reading

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: One of the Largest Reusable Building Material Retailers in Chicagoland Opened in Maywood Last Weekend
Business / Economy

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: One of the Largest Reusable Building Material Retailers in Chicagoland Opened in Maywood Last Weekend

The ReUse Depot, 50 Madison St., Maywood. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Think of the ReUse Depot as a mini Home Depot, but stocked with much more affordable and, in many instances, higher quality home building materials and appliances MAYWOOD — Last weekend, the … Continue reading