New Documentation Shows Former Village Finance Chair Racked Up Nearly $30K In Unaccountable Finances
Fiscally Speaking / Maywood Politics

New Documentation Shows Former Village Finance Chair Racked Up Nearly $30K In Unaccountable Finances

By Michael Romain Maywood — Recently released Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documentation has flashed another spotlight on the Village’s murky credit card accounts, the existence of which the public only realized after a lawsuit filed by four Maywood residents in 2011. Before the suit, there were intimations among some citizens that certain Village officials … Continue reading

PLCCA To Host BPI Building Analyst Energy Auditing Program Information Session Tomorrow, 1pm
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PLCCA To Host BPI Building Analyst Energy Auditing Program Information Session Tomorrow, 1pm

Proviso – Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc. (PLCCA) has been awarded funding via a grant from the DCEO Urban Weatherization Initiative to train as residential Energy Auditors contractors / students who live in, have their business in, or do work in the West Suburban area, at absolutely no cost to candidates (retail – $2995). … Continue reading

Secretary of State Super Seniors Program
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Secretary of State Super Seniors Program

For seniors interested in renewing or correcting their drivers license, obtaining license plate stickers, renewing or correcting their state ID (free of charge),obtaining plate stickers, taking a written rules of the road test and other vehicle-related tasks, see the notification below. This event is open to all adults (not just seniors). For more information, contact … Continue reading

Your Thoughts Are Welcome
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Your Thoughts Are Welcome

Anyone interested in putting their comments, opinions, criticism, analysis or feedback up for formal publication should forward the content to thevillagefreepress@gmail.com in the body of the email (preferably) or in a Word file. Please keep content under 1,000 words. All letters are subject to screening and will be published at the discretion of the editorial … Continue reading

Gwendolyn Young Advises Area Girls: It’s Okay To Be
Community Development / Interviews

Gwendolyn Young Advises Area Girls: It’s Okay To Be

By Michael Romain A few weeks ago, I talked with Gwendolyn Young, the executive director of Seed of Hope (SOH) Foundation, a comprehensive mentoring nonprofit that targets teenage girls in the Proviso Township community. She spoke about her organization’s mission, its services and its upcoming youth conference. Full disclosure: I sit on SOH Foundation’s board … Continue reading

West Cook County Housing Collaborative Wins 2013 Urban Land Institute Vision Award
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West Cook County Housing Collaborative Wins 2013 Urban Land Institute Vision Award

According to a statement released on Business Wire today: CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The West Cook County Housing Collaborative (WCCHC), a joint effort between the municipalities of Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood, Oak Park and community development financial institution (CDFI) IFF, has been honored by the Chicago Urban Land Institute (ULI) as one of five organizations to win … Continue reading