Chris Kennedy Brings Campaign to Proviso Township

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 || Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Feature photo: Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy greets people at Old School Tavern in Forest Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal 

Friday evening it was standing room only as about a hundred people squeezed into the Old School Tavern to hear Christopher Kennedy explain why they should support him in his run to become the next governor of Illinois.

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In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Davis Maywood Town Hall 2During a town hall meeting he hosted on Aug. 14 at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) gave a dire assessment of a political climate controlled by Republicans and lorded over by President Donald Trump.

“We probably are in the worst position that we’ve been in in a long time,” Davis said, referencing the Democratic Party’s minority status in most statehouses and in Washington, D.C.

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Maywood Board Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 PM

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Among items up for a vote and/or discussion (to access the full agenda packet click here):

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Grocery Store Proposal for Former Maywood Market Stalled

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

An entrepreneur’s plan to purchase and turn 615 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which once housed the former Maywood Market, into a full-service grocery store called Save More Fresh Market has hit a snag in the road, according to village of Maywood officials.

Ali Hamden had offered $400,000 for the 22,000-square-foot, village-owned building and the roughly 61,000-square-foot, village-owned parking lot next to it.

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You’re Invited to VFP’s Small Business Resource Reception

Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

You’re invited to our next Small Business Resource Reception, which will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m., at the Blue Note, 1715 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview.

Come hear and be inspired by Marseil Jackson, who started his first business at 15 years old and has been self-employed ever since.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 Accepting Applications for ‘Career-Ready’ Job Training

Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to an Aug. 14 Patch report, “Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 is accepting applications for its apprentice training program every Wednesday from from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 4. Applications can be downloaded from Local 73’s website and dropped off during the above times at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 Training Center at 2701 Van Buren St., Bellwood, IL.”

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Maywood Board May Start Meeting Less Often

Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

The Maywood Board of Trustees is expected to approve a motion to decrease the number of times it meets from four times a month, (or once a week), to twice a month.

This would effectively mean that the Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meetings that were held twice a month will now only be held when they’re necessary.

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