Maywood Business Expands Thanks to County Brownfield Grant
Business / Economic Development / Environment / Government

Maywood Business Expands Thanks to County Brownfield Grant

Seaway Supply Company owner Tom Engoren inside of his Maywood-based company on July 13. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with numerous other elected officials, were at Seaway to announce the results of a brownfield grant. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, July 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Tom Engoren, the owner of … Continue reading

Volunteers Spruce Up Maywood’s  17th Ave. Peace Garden
Community Development / Community Notebook / Environment

Volunteers Spruce Up Maywood’s 17th Ave. Peace Garden

Maywood firefighters water the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood on Saturday. | Photos provided  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews On Saturday, June 3, volunteers worked to spruce up the 17th & Madison Peace Garden in Maywood. The garden, the brainchild of Maywood Youth Mentoring founder and executive director … Continue reading

Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup Saturday, April 29, 8:45 AM
Community Development / Environment / Events

Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup Saturday, April 29, 8:45 AM

Friday, April 28, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Illinois Prairie Path, which runs through many communities throughout the state (including Maywood and Bellwood), needs sprucing up! Each year, community members throughout the area come together for an annual cleanup. Join us as we clean up the Maywood and Bellwood section of the … 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

One Way to Mitigate Flooding? Rip Up That Grass and Plant a Native Garden
Community Notebook / Environment / Noted

One Way to Mitigate Flooding? Rip Up That Grass and Plant a Native Garden

Oak Park middle schooler Jadyn Dale hauls soil in a wheelbarrow last Saturday while helping to install a native garden pathway outside of his school. Below, students plant native vegetation in the garden. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Tuesday, September 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews As the complications of climate change, which include … Continue reading

Maywood to Plant 100 Oak Trees Across Town | Residents Welcome to Free Trees
Community Development / Environment / Noted

Maywood to Plant 100 Oak Trees Across Town | Residents Welcome to Free Trees

Shingle Oak saplings | http://flickriver.com/ Tuesday, August 9, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews||@village_free   The Maywood Board of Trustees recently unanimously voted to accept 100 Oak saplings from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). The trees, which are free, are going to be planted in parks and other places across town, said Maywood Village … Continue reading

Maywood, Among Suburbs at High-Risk for Lead Paint Poisoning, to Share $2M Mitigation Grant
Environment / Government / Housing

Maywood, Among Suburbs at High-Risk for Lead Paint Poisoning, to Share $2M Mitigation Grant

Sunday, August 7, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews ||@village_free    Maywood was named among a handful of municipalities in Cook County that will share a three-year $2 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant. The program is designed to remove lead-based paints from homes in suburbs that are at high-risk for lead-based paint exposure, particularly in the aftermath of severe flooding … Continue reading