To See What Is In Front of One’s Nose Needs a Constant Struggle
Architecture / Arts & Culture / Housing

To See What Is In Front of One’s Nose Needs a Constant Struggle

Tom Kus was lured from Chicago by a jaw-dropping 13-room Queen Anne that dates to 1894 and, according to the Chicago Tribune, “could pass as a mansion with its bridal staircase, carved glass windows and third-floor outdoor terrace with a bird’s-eye view of the neighborhood.” He bought it nearly fifteen years ago after he saw … Continue reading

Commentary / Events / Maywood Politics

Perverse Exceptionalism: Some Scattered Impressions of the NoMCO Forum (Part II)

The NoMCO forum began with its current president, John Yi, thanking the Maywood Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club for sponsoring the forum, and extending an open invitation for any Maywoodian in attendance to join. It was a moment freighted with elision, marked by the absence of those now-taboo realities that the present’s forward … Continue reading

Warning: Do Not Mimic This Trend If You Can’t Afford To
Arts & Culture / Commentary / Noted / Policing

Warning: Do Not Mimic This Trend If You Can’t Afford To

For some, it pays to look stupid. For others, apparently it costs. Last year, the Village imposed a new ordinance that “prohibits wearing pants in a fashion that exposes the individual’s undergarments or buttocks by determining that such behavior is an act of disorderly conduct.” Penalties of “not less than $25 on the first offense; … Continue reading

Housing / Notifications

Mortgage Asisstance Increased

According to a release posted on the Illinois Government News Network, Governor Quinn announced that “the Illinois Housing Development Authority is increasing the mortgage assistance available through the Illinois Hardest Hit program to $35,000 per household across the state, effective April 1…With $10,000 more assistance per family to allocate, more than 500 Illinois families could … Continue reading