Category: Government

In Maywood, A Congressman Takes Stock of Republicans

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Davis Maywood Town Hall 2During a town hall meeting he hosted on Aug. 14 at Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) gave a dire assessment of a political climate controlled by Republicans and lorded over by President Donald Trump.

“We probably are in the worst position that we’ve been in in a long time,” Davis said, referencing the Democratic Party’s minority status in most statehouses and in Washington, D.C.

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Maywood Board Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 PM

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Among items up for a vote and/or discussion (to access the full agenda packet click here):

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Maywood to Restrict Bikes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images

At a regular meeting on Aug. 15, the Maywood Board of Trustees will likely approve a code amendment that prohibits anyone over the age of 12 from riding bicycles, hover boards, skateboards and other wheeled devices on sidewalks in the village’s downtown area, which is considered the stretch of 5th Ave., from Quincy to Lake. Wheelchairs will be exempted from the new ordinance.

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Grocery Store Proposal for Former Maywood Market Stalled

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

An entrepreneur’s plan to purchase and turn 615 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which once housed the former Maywood Market, into a full-service grocery store called Save More Fresh Market has hit a snag in the road, according to village of Maywood officials.

Ali Hamden had offered $400,000 for the 22,000-square-foot, village-owned building and the roughly 61,000-square-foot, village-owned parking lot next to it.

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Maywood Board May Start Meeting Less Often

Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

The Maywood Board of Trustees is expected to approve a motion to decrease the number of times it meets from four times a month, (or once a week), to twice a month.

This would effectively mean that the Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meetings that were held twice a month will now only be held when they’re necessary.

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County Commissioners Push for Repealing Sugary Drink Tax

Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

Five Cook County Commissioners announced on Aug. 9 that they will support an ordinance to repeal the controversial Cook County penny-an-ounce tax on pre-sweetened beverages.

Commissioners Richard Boykin (D-1st), Sean Morrison (R-17th) and Tim Schneider (R-15th) appeared at a press conference Aug. 9 at the County Building to announce their move to repeal the tax.

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