Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So
Business / Economic Development / Interviews

Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So

Screenshot from an EATS informational video on its website. Below left, EATS Groceries founder Thom Alcazar.  Thursday, February 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Thom Alcazar, the founder of Alcazar, Ltd., a consulting firm that provides expert knowledge in business automation, believes that he has a blockbuster idea on his hands and wants to … Continue reading

Four Grocers Eyeing Maywood Market Property, One Grocer to Reveal Concept at Meeting Tonight, Feb. 2
Business / Community Development / Economic Development / Maywood Politics

Four Grocers Eyeing Maywood Market Property, One Grocer to Reveal Concept at Meeting Tonight, Feb. 2

The site of the former Maywood Market grocery store, which closed in 2011. | Google Earth Thursday, February 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2/3/17 It’s been a little more than a month since Aldi, the village’s only full-service grocery store, exited Maywood, but things are already looking up, says Village Manager Willie Norfleet, … Continue reading

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun
Arts & Culture / Economic Development / History

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

CAN I (STILL) HAVE THIS DANCE?: Lois and Ernie Baumann have some fun inside of the new Stairway of the Stars dance studio in Maywood. Below, the couple’s wedding photos from 50 years ago. The wedding was postponed because of the Blizzard of 1967, the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago. || Top, William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | … Continue reading

Free Mobile Tax Clinic to Roll Into Maywood, Will Offer Credit Help, Too
Economic Development

Free Mobile Tax Clinic to Roll Into Maywood, Will Offer Credit Help, Too

The Free Mobile Tax Clinic is parked outside of the Multipurpose Building in Maywood last Saturday. Below, the inside of the vehicle. | Michael Romain/VFP Tuesday, January 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last Saturday, Maywood village officials were offered a tour of the Free Mobile Tax Clinic, an initiative of the Center for … Continue reading

Maywood Plans for $1.6M in Upcoming Street Repairs, Discusses Limiting Semi-truck Traffic Along 5th Ave.
Economic Development / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Plans for $1.6M in Upcoming Street Repairs, Discusses Limiting Semi-truck Traffic Along 5th Ave.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews This year, Maywood is poised to embark on three major roadway improvement projects totaling over $1.6 million. At a Dec. 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees authorized a resolution approving an agreement between the village and Hancock Engineering for $240,000 worth of services … Continue reading

Maywood Approves Zoning Changes to Make Way for More Development
Business / Community Development / Economic Development / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Approves Zoning Changes to Make Way for More Development

Photos of property at the corner of Prairie Path and Wilcox St. that was recently rezoned by village officials. Below right, homes along 6th Ave. that were rezoned. | Photos by Village of Maywood Tuesday, January 3, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11:02 p.m. At a Dec. 20 regular meeting, the Maywood … 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