Six Years After Scandal, Maywood Board Still Fails To Comply With Its Own Expense Policy

Friday, August 23, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

In December 2013 — several months after Edwenna Perkins was elected to her first term as mayor — the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to strengthen the village’s travel and expense approval policy in light of reports that at least one village official was violating the policy.

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Proviso Township TIF Revenue Up 6%, County Clerk’s Report Shows

Saturday, August 17, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of a TIF map included in the annual TIF revenue report released by Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough’s office.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in Cook County will bring in nearly $1.2 billion for tax year 2018 — or 17 percent more than the year before — a report released last month by Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough’s office shows.

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Crain’s Report Highlights Suburbs’ ‘Spiral Of Decline’

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A Crain’s heat map of 2017 property tax rates in Cook County. | Crain’s Chicago Business

Last month, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough released the 2018 Cook County tax rates for the county’s more than 1,400 taxing bodies — the final step in the process before tax bills are mailed out, her office said at the time.

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