At April 1 Town Hall, Maywood Candidates, Residents to Dialogue One Last Time Before Election
Events / Government / Maywood Politics

At April 1 Town Hall, Maywood Candidates, Residents to Dialogue One Last Time Before Election

Friday, March 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Village Free Press, with the generous support of the West Cook YMCA, will sponsor a town hall-style candidate forum on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. We envision this to be a … Continue reading

A Brief Conversation With Broadview Mayoral Candidate Maxine Johnson
Politics

A Brief Conversation With Broadview Mayoral Candidate Maxine Johnson

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On Wednesday, I had a phone conversation with Maxine Johnson, who is running for Mayor of Broadview in the April 4, 2017 election. Johnson, 57, is running atop the Independent Democrats of Broadview Party slate, which includes candidate for clerk, Debra Gillespie, and trustee candidates, Sandra … Continue reading

Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute
Economy / Education / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The New York Times’ “The Upshot” blog has developed an interesting interactive graphic that shows the correlation between the price of homes (per square foot), the quality of schools (based on grade-level proficiency) and the average commute time of residents within a given school district. … Continue reading

County Commish Drops Off $250K Check in Maywood for 18th Ave. Improvements
Board Meetings / Government / Infrastructure

County Commish Drops Off $250K Check in Maywood for 18th Ave. Improvements

Maywood officials, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) pose with a blow-up check for $250,000. | Michael Romain /VFP Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews At a March 29 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee meeting, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) … Continue reading