BREAKING: 16-Year-Old Girl Has Been Missing For 3 Weeks, Maywood Police Say
Emergencies / Policing

BREAKING: 16-Year-Old Girl Has Been Missing For 3 Weeks, Maywood Police Say

Latrice Chillis, 16, who went missing on April 4. | Maywood Police Department Friday, April 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Maywood Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for the last three weeks, according to detectives. The last contact family members had with Latrice Chillis was on April 4, according to a … Continue reading

Unsurprisingly, District 89 Sixth Graders Lag Way Behind Rich Students, Study Shows
Education / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Unsurprisingly, District 89 Sixth Graders Lag Way Behind Rich Students, Study Shows

A New York Times graphic, based on data compiled by researchers at Stanford, showing a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance among sixth graders throughout the country. | Screenshot Friday, April 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain  An April 29 New York Times article, seizing on recent research out of Stanford University, paints in … Continue reading

Chronicle: Triton Demands Teacher Salary Give-Backs To Fill $7M Budget Hole
Education / Maywood Politics / Reading from Around the Web

Chronicle: Triton Demands Teacher Salary Give-Backs To Fill $7M Budget Hole

Friday, April 29, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || 4/22/16 || By Bill Dwyer Faced with a statewide higher education funding crisis fomented by the ongoing political stalemate in Springfield, the Triton College Board of Trustees is pressuring its teacher’s unions to give back millions in salary. Triton is faced with an $8.1 … Continue reading

‘We’ll Create 50 to 60 Full-Time Jobs,’ Says Trucking Co. CEO Eyeing Move To Maywood
Business / Economic Development / Government / Jobs

‘We’ll Create 50 to 60 Full-Time Jobs,’ Says Trucking Co. CEO Eyeing Move To Maywood

A truck that’s part of a fleet owned by Fore Transporation, Inc., based in Harvey, IL, and which is looking to expand its operations by building a second location in Maywood. | Fore Transportation Thursday, April 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain  A Harvey-Based trucking company is seeking to expand its operations by purchasing village-owned … Continue reading

Maywood To Get Speed Trailer; Board Could Give Allied Waste, Current Technology The Boot; Residents Want LNR store gone
Business / Government

Maywood To Get Speed Trailer; Board Could Give Allied Waste, Current Technology The Boot; Residents Want LNR store gone

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Drivers traveling the streets of Maywood might be forced to pay closer attention to their speedometers. Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees approved a request from the Maywood Police Department to purchase a speed display trailer at a cost of around $8,200. Maywood Police Chief Valdimir … Continue reading

Loyola Opens $137M Research Center in Maywood; Village Teams With Nonprofit To Put People To Work
Economic Development / Healthcare / Jobs

Loyola Opens $137M Research Center in Maywood; Village Teams With Nonprofit To Put People To Work

Loyola’s new, $137 million Center for Translational Research and Education, located on Loyola’s medical complex, which straddles First Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Maywood. The center opened on April 21. | Photo courtesy Loyola University Chicago Wednesday, April 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Last Thursday, Loyola University Chicago opened the Center for Translational Research and … Continue reading

LLOC Meeting Tonight, April 27, 7 p.m. (Agenda Packet Inside)
Board Meetings / Government / Notification

LLOC Meeting Tonight, April 27, 7 p.m. (Agenda Packet Inside)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR A Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting for the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place tonight, Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Avenue. Among items to be discussed (click here to access the full agenda packet): VFP The Chicago Lighthouse requested to … Continue reading