Category: Economic Development

Welch Urges Gov. To Nominate Maywood As Economic Opportunity Zone

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

An area lawmaker is requesting that Gov. Bruce Rauner consider Maywood for a new federal tax incentive that its proponents say could lure jobs and economic development to distressed communities.

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Bellwood Mayor Outlines State Of Local Economy At Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, February 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey. | Courtesy Bellwood Chamber of Commerce 

During a Feb. 21 breakfast hosted by the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce and Development and billed as a “fireside chat on economic development,” Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey gave a bird’s eye view of the village’s economic development progress since his election last April.

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Urban Partnership Bank, Which Has A Branch In Bellwood, For Sale

Thursday, February 15, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Urban Partnership Bank in Bellwood. | Urban Partnership Bank

Crain’s Chicago Business reported on Thursday that Urban Partnership Bank, which was established after ShoreBank failed in 2010, “is seeking a buyer.” The bank has a branch located at 4310 St. Charles Rd., in Bellwood.

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Maywood Zoning Board To Meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 PM, To Consider Zoning Relief

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The Maywood Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals  is scheduled to meet tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave., to consider zoning relief related to a proposal from Interfaith Housing Development Corporation (IHDC) for a 72-unit mixed-use housing development at 800 to 820 S. 5th Avenue in Maywood.

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D209 And Center For Economic Progress To Offer Free Tax Prep Services

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is collaborating with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) to provide free tax preparation services to low-income students, families and community members in Proviso Township for four days this year.

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Maywood Board Hears Development Proposal For First And Lake Sites

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Could a Starbucks possibly be headed to Maywood?

Representatives with a Burr Ridge-based commercial real estate brokerage say that the idea of the global coffee behemoth landing another outpost in the west suburb isn’t all that far-fetched.

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Seeking Revitalization, Maywood Group Looks to Artist Lofts

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11/29/17

Featured image: An architectural rendering of a proposed Artscape redevelopment in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. | Artspace

If a group of community stakeholders in Maywood have their way, the village could be home to a redeveloped building that could include living and work space for artists, similar to developments that have been cropping up around the country over the last three decades.

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