Category: Government

Funeral Home Owner Offers to ‘Donate’ Vacant Property to Village, Which Declines

Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  

Featured image: Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel in Maywood, which has been closed for roughly a decade.

During a Sept. 5 regular board meeting, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins said that she recently got a call from the owner of the abandoned Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel, located at 1001 Madison St. in Maywood. He had an offer.

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Maywood Signals That It Will Green-light New Housing Development

Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9/8/17

During a Sept. 5 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees gave the village’s attorney and staff the go-ahead to put together a redevelopment agreement that would dictate the construction of a 68-unit, 5-story apartment building on the site of a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which is currently owned by the village.

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PASO to Host DACA Community Meeting in Melrose Park, Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Demonstrators during the Sept. 5 protests in downtown Chicago against Trump’s decision to end DACA. | Paul Goyette 

The Sept. 5 decision by President Donald Trump to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) — a program enacted by the administration of former president Barack Obama that shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation — has prompted demonstrations across the country.

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How the New School Funding Law Affects Proviso D209

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews@maywoodnews 

Feature image: Wikipedia 

A referendum to lower property taxes could possibly be one result of the new law to revamp state aid to education in Illinois.

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Regular Maywood Board Meeting Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 PM

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

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

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Maywood Residents React to Affordable Housing Proposal

Friday, September 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The last time Perry Vietti, the president of Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, was in Maywood pitching a plan to build affordable housing units in the village, he confronted a wave of criticism from residents who thought that the proposal was bad for the village’s quality of life.

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How HUD’s Dismantling is Playing Out in Maywood

Saturday, August 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Feature photo: HUD Secretary Ben Carson | Wikipedia 

Earlier this month, Tiffany Robinson, the executive director of the Maywood Housing Authority, urged the Maywood Board of Trustees to draft a letter of support that would be sent to the head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Chicago regional office.

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