Maywood To Lyft/Uber Drivers: ‘Show Your Emblem or Get Fined’ | Police Beef Up Noise, Tobacco Enforcement
Consumer Reports / Government

Maywood To Lyft/Uber Drivers: ‘Show Your Emblem or Get Fined’ | Police Beef Up Noise, Tobacco Enforcement

Uber’s new glowing logo sign. |GlowDigi/YouTube Thursday, May 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Drivers who contract with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft now face fines if they don’t display those companies’ distinctive emblems, or what’s known in the industry as trade dress, while driving customers through Maywood. At a May 2 … Continue reading

Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain
Consumer Reports / Education / Government / Legislative Update

Study: Area Residents Crushed By College Debt | Congressman and State Rep Seeking to Help Ease the Pain

Sunday, February 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain & Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews According to a recent study by LendEDU, which describes itself as “a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance,” 70 percent of college graduates who live in the 7th Congressional District — which covers all or parts of Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview … Continue reading

Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s
Consumer Reports / Economy / Housing / Reading from Around the Web / Real Estate

Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s

Caption and photos from Crain’s: “Bellwood officials built the new, larger homes on Englewood Avenue that complement the smaller 20th-century offerings on the same street.” Thursday, October 20, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bellwood resident Chimanga Williamson, a CTA employee, told Crain’s Chicago Business that she had her eye on buying a home … Continue reading

Circuit Court Clerk to Waive Overdue Fines from Oct. 17-21
Consumer Reports / Notification

Circuit Court Clerk to Waive Overdue Fines from Oct. 17-21

Monday, October 17, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews From Oct. 17 through Oct. 21, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County will be waiving collection fees related to past due fines that Cook County residents may owe to the office. During what’s called Amnesty Week, west suburban residents can make full or partial … Continue reading

Triton Grads Rank Among Nation’s Highest Paid, Survey Says
Consumer Reports / Education / Noted

Triton Grads Rank Among Nation’s Highest Paid, Survey Says

The entrance to Triton’s health and sciences facility, or H Building, which was recently renovated. | Wednesday Journal file Thursday, October 6, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews According to a national report recently released by Payscale, the online salary information company, Triton College produces some of the highest-paid graduates of two-year institutions in … Continue reading

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water
Consumer Reports / Environment / Health

How to Get Chromium-6 Out of Your Tap Water

Sunday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6 — the chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich” — could be in the drinking water of nearly 71 million Americans.  Chromium-6, studies have shown, has been linked with numerous … Continue reading

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water
Consumer Reports / Health / Maywood Politics

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water

Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:00 p.m. A new report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that millions of Americans use tap water that contains hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, which studies have shown may increase the risk of certain types of cancers and other diseases. Among those … Continue reading