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After Years-long Wait, 13th Ave. Resurfacing to Begin
Government / Infrastructure

After Years-long Wait, 13th Ave. Resurfacing to Begin

The portion of 13th Ave., between Bataan Dr. and Roosevelt Rd., is scheduled to be repaved sometime in October after a years-long waiting game. | Shanel Romain/Village Free Press Thursday, September 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Thirteenth Avenue has long been a source of consternation for residents and commuters in both Broadview and … Continue reading

Early Voting for Nov. 8 Election Starts Sept. 29, Last Day to Register Oct. 11
Elections / Government / Notification

Early Voting for Nov. 8 Election Starts Sept. 29, Last Day to Register Oct. 11

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election in Illinois starts Thursday, Sept. 29 and will last until Nov. 7. Anyone planning on casting a ballot this election cycle should register by Oct. 11, although there is a grace period for residents. According to the Illinois … Continue reading

Maywood Poised to Implement Upgrades at Nearly 30 School Crossings, Pedestrian Crossings
Education / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Poised to Implement Upgrades at Nearly 30 School Crossings, Pedestrian Crossings

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Board of Trustees will likely approve a plan to implement enhanced pedestrian warning features at 28 school crossings, other pedestrian crossings and bike crossings across the village with the highest amount of pedestrian traffic. At a Sept. 28 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) … Continue reading

Maywood LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Sept. 28, 7 PM
Board Meetings / Government

Maywood LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Sept. 28, 7 PM

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews A Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. The Maywood Board of Trustees will discuss, among other items (for the full agenda packet, click here): A Broker’s Representation Agreement and the disposal … Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Putting ‘Toxic’ Water Into Proper Context
Editorial

EDITORIAL: Putting ‘Toxic’ Water Into Proper Context

Monday, September 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || EDITORIAL || @maywoodnews Yes, there’s stuff in the water. No, local governments aren’t to blame. No, you aren’t in immediate danger  The recent release of a report by the Environmental Working Group showing unsafe levels of the toxin hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, in the water supplies of more than 200 … Continue reading

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water
Consumer Reports / Environment / Health

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water

Sunday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6 — the chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich” — could be in the drinking water of nearly 71 million Americans.  Chromium-6, studies have shown, has been linked with numerous … Continue reading

Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots
National News / Noted / Reading from Around the Web / Sports

Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers with retiring NBA star Kevin Garnett. | NBAE/Getty Images Sunday, September 25, 2016 || By LOCAL NEWS CURATOR || @maywoodnews Maywood native and Proviso East Pirate Doc Rivers has recently lent his voice to the wave of National Anthem protests touched off by San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin … Continue reading