Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand
Economic Development / Government / Religion

Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand

New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave. | Google Earth Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a June 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance approving a special use permit that would allow New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave., to buildout and … Continue reading

Breaking: Sun-Times reports Clerk David Orr Won’t Seek Reelection as Yarbrough Preps Run
Government / Politics

Breaking: Sun-Times reports Clerk David Orr Won’t Seek Reelection as Yarbrough Preps Run

Cook County Clerk David Orr, who is expected to announce that he won’t seek re-election. Below, Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, who plans to run for his job next year. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews According to a June 21 report by Chicago Sun-Times columnis Michael Sneed, Cook County Clerk … Continue reading

Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor
Business / Economy / Events / Government / Infrastructure

Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor

A member of the Chicago-based advocacy group Black Workers Matter during a June 15 march in Forest Park protesting that village’s decision to opt-out of the Cook County minimum wage ordinance. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Thursday, June 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7 p.m. Last week, the village of … Continue reading

Briefly: Bellwood Man Murdered May 11 | Pace Bus Changes | Property Taxes to Increase | Broadview Library Suit Drags On
Crime / Government / Township News / Transit

Briefly: Bellwood Man Murdered May 11 | Pace Bus Changes | Property Taxes to Increase | Broadview Library Suit Drags On

A rendering of the proposed Broadview Public Library addition. | Photo courtesy of Broadview Public Library via Cook County Chronicle  Tuesday, May 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a June 12 Cook County Chronicle report: “A multi-year dispute between the Broadview Public Library and the Village of Broadview took a … Continue reading

Work on Maywood Park District’s $500K  Exterior Redesign to Begin This Month
Government / Parks & Recreation

Work on Maywood Park District’s $500K Exterior Redesign to Begin This Month

An aerial view of the Maywood Park District’s headquarters at the corner of 9th Ave. and Madison St. | Google Earth Friday, June 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Park District’s headquarters at the corner of 9th Avenue and Madison Street will get an extreme exterior makeover this summer. Construction is … Continue reading

Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report
Government / Housing / Reading from Around the Web

Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report

A three-part Chicago Tribune investigation reveals gaping inequities in Cook County’s property tax system.  Thursday, June 8, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A comprehensive three-part investigative report by the Chicago Tribune’s Jason Grotto lays bare not only Cook County’s deeply unfair system of taxing property, but also what appears to have been … Continue reading