Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics
Maywood Politics / Arts & Culture / Economy

Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics

Attendees at Afriware’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Friday recite Amy Jacques Garvey’s “This Flag of Mine.” | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, December 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 1/3/17 Dozens of people packed a second-floor conference room inside of the Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave., on Friday night to commemorate the fifth … Continue reading

Crashes on 1st Ave. and 9th Ave. Expressway Ramps Among Highest in Chicago Area, IDOT Study Shows
Economic Development / Infrastructure

Crashes on 1st Ave. and 9th Ave. Expressway Ramps Among Highest in Chicago Area, IDOT Study Shows

An exit ramp between 1st and 9th Avenues in Maywood that runs parallel with I-290 and Harrison St. The ramps between 1st and 9th Avenues have crash rates that are significantly higher than other areas on, and along, the Eisenhower and other Chicago area expressways. | Google Earth Friday, December 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain … Continue reading

In Maywood Race for Mayor, Clerk, Trustee Seats, a Dozen Objections Filed | 8 Challenged in Bellwood D88 Race
Government / Maywood Politics

In Maywood Race for Mayor, Clerk, Trustee Seats, a Dozen Objections Filed | 8 Challenged in Bellwood D88 Race

A dozen objections have been filed against candidates running for mayor, trustee and clerk in the April 4, 2017 municipal election. | iStockphoto.com/Igor Smichkov Thursday, December 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:02 p.m.  A dozen objections have been filed by just three people in the race for the three open trustee … Continue reading

State Wants to Install Toll Lanes on Eisenhower Expressway, Will Host Meeting at PMSA on Jan. 25
Infrastructure / Township News / Transit

State Wants to Install Toll Lanes on Eisenhower Expressway, Will Host Meeting at PMSA on Jan. 25

An illustration of proposed car pool lanes that the Illinois Department of Transportation wants to install on the Eisenhower Expressway. | IDOT Thursday, December 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The idea has been discussed and put before residents before, but officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation recently provided community members with … Continue reading

Maywood Native, Proviso East Grad Named Triton Soccer All-American
Community Notebook / Sports

Maywood Native, Proviso East Grad Named Triton Soccer All-American

Brandon Monteon (white shirt) competes against Milwaukee Area Technical College on Sept. 30 at Triton College. | Triton College  Thursday, December 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Earlier this month, Maywood native and Proviso East graduate Brandon Monteon was named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American. With the honor, the Triton College men’s soccer … Continue reading

Briefly: Maywood Sponsoring Free Tax Prep Service | 2017 Board Meeting Schedule Released | More
Board Meetings / Government

Briefly: Maywood Sponsoring Free Tax Prep Service | 2017 Board Meeting Schedule Released | More

Thursday, December 29, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Village of Maywood has partnered with the Center for Economic Progress, Proviso Township and the Stable Project, along with US Bank and PNC Bank, to provide residents with free 2017 tax help. Interested taxpayers can schedule an appointment, which will occur in February and … Continue reading