Category: Government

Maywood Separates Top Position, Could Seek To Hire New Asst. Manager

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: David Myers, third from left (holding papers), after a meeting in Maywood two years ago. | File 

During a Feb. 6 regular board meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted 6 to 0 in favor of an ordinance that separates the positions of assistant village manager and director of community development. Trustee Ron Rivers was absent from the meeting.

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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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Maywood Board Brings Back Finance Committee After Years Of Inactivity

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

During a Feb. 6 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously decided to reactivate the board’s finance committee, which has been dormant since Mayor Edwenna Perkins took office in 2013. Maywood trustee Ron Rivers was absent.

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Senior Tax Exemption Deadline Extended To March 2

Sunday, February 11, 2018 || By Community Editor ||@maywoodnews 

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced on Feb. 7 that his office has extended the deadline for filing renewal applications for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption for the 2017 tax year. The new deadline has been charged from Feb. 7 to March 2.

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Suburbs’ Review Of Red Light Camera Citations Often Swift, Trib Shows

Saturday, February 10, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of video footage posted to Facebook in 2008 of what the poster believes shows a Naperville driver receiving a $100 citation or a legal right turn. 

A recent Chicago Tribune investigative analysis found that police officers in area suburbs often “race through” the review process that they’re required by law to conduct whenever a red light camera results in a citation.

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Maywood Board Meeting Scheduled Tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 PM

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., at Village Council Chambers 125 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood. Among items to be discussed, and/or voted on, include (full the agenda packet, click here):

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Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan

Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Local officials during a Feb. 1 press conference held in Maywood to announce the roll out of a program that will equip 1,900 officers in Cook County with Narcan. | VFP 

When Bellwood Police Chief Jimenez Allen was asked to take advantage of a program that would train his officers to administer Narcan nasal spray and that would provide a supply of the medication at no cost to his department, he jumped at the chance.

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