LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 PM
Government / Notification

LLOC Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 PM

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews A Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Among items to be discussed (for full agenda packet, click here): Discussion and consideration regarding authorization to repair Ladder Truck 502 … Continue reading

A Greenhouse Looks to Setup Shop in Maywood, But Board Says Not So Fast
Economy / Government

A Greenhouse Looks to Setup Shop in Maywood, But Board Says Not So Fast

Good Earth Greenhouse, located in River Forest, is looking to relocate to Maywood. | Good Earth Greenhouse Tuesday, November 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The owner of Good Earth Greenhouse, currently located at 7900 Madison St. in River Forest, has his sights set on empty village-owned land on the northwest corner of … Continue reading

Big Holiday Events Around Town in December
Community Development / Events / Maywood Politics

Big Holiday Events Around Town in December

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 7:35 p.m. The days ahead are marked by Christmas lights, caroling, hot chocolate and more in Maywood and surrounding communities.  Scroll below to see what upcoming events, which are listed in chronological order, are most suitable for you and your loved ones. Most of … Continue reading

BRIEFLY: Maywood, Triton to Unveil Christmas Trees | More Mayoral Race Intrigue | The Hamptons Earn More Praise | More
Community Notebook / Events

BRIEFLY: Maywood, Triton to Unveil Christmas Trees | More Mayoral Race Intrigue | The Hamptons Earn More Praise | More

Monday, November 28, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews After searching throughout the village, the Maywood Environmental and Beautification Commission has found a Christmas tree, a spruce, to display during the Christmas season. The tree, donated by Maywood resident Lawrence Sparks, will be the centerpiece of a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5, from … Continue reading

Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending
Education / Reading from Around the Web / Township News

Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending

Monday, November 28, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Chicago Tribune has published an article today about Bellwood School District 88, which apparently has paid $605,000 to People Cab Co. since 2011 on transportation services for homeless and special education students. “More than half — or $311,000 — of those expenses were … Continue reading

Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’
History / Noted / Obituaries

Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’

Sunday, November 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Hundreds of mourners gathered at Maywood’s Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave., on Saturday to celebrate the life of Joe W. Freelon, Sr., Maywood’s first African American mayor. Freelon, who died on Nov. 18 of natural causes, was 87 years old. Born on Sept. … Continue reading