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Maywood Likely to Approve 3% Levy Amid Residents’ Complaints

Saturday, December 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a contentious Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, around a half dozen village residents berated the Board of Trustees for proposing to increase the village’s annual budget by 3 percent over last year’s level. The board is expected to authorize the new levy at a regular meeting on Dec. 19.

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Woman Who Fled Maywood Mental Health Center Still on the Run

Sunday, December 9, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

The Cook County Sheriff’s office recently announced that a 35-year-old woman is on the run after fleeing from an ambulance that was parked at Madden Mental Health Center, 1200 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, on Dec. 7.

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Loyola Seeking Participants for Race-based Stress Reduction Program

Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago is seeking African American women between 50 and 75 years old to participate in an eight-week Race-Based Stress Reduction and Resilience Program for African American Women.

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Maywood Seeking Entry Level Firefighter/EMT, Starting Salary $41,900

Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Fire Department truck. | Larry Shapiro/chicagoareafire.com

The Maywood Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is now accepting applications for entry level firefighter/EMT. Applications are available for purchase ($35) at applytoserve.com and are due by 4 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018.

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Maywood Youths Create Quilts for Non-Violence

Friday, December 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jemena Johnson and her brother hold up their anti-violence illustrations during a quilt-making project on Dec. 2 in Maywood. | Michael Romain /VFP 

Jemena Johnson, 7, has a novel concept, which she painted out on a poster as part of a collaborative arts project initiated by local community groups.

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