Category: Government

Domestic Shipping Company Looking To Build Facility In Maywood

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A rendering of a proposed trucking facility that Mit Express is looking to build in Maywood at 1001 W. St. Charles Rd. | Mit Express 

A domestic shipping company that is currently headquartered in Broadview, and that has operations in four states, is looking to purchase a village-owned property in Maywood in order to build a domestic transportation facility.

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Maywood Board Releases 2018 Board Meeting Calendar

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution establishing its regular meeting schedule for 2018. The resolution marks the first and third Tuesdays of each month as regular village board meeting dates for the 2018 calendar year.

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‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors

Saturday, December 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin  (1st) during a Dec. 11 press conference about the CCHHS’s lack of black contractors. | Courtesy Commissioner Boykin

As of October of this year, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System had spent around $165 million on contracts to purchase things like medical supplies and equipment, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Contract Compliance.

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Lightford Blasts Proposed Currency Exchange Check-cashing Fee Hikes

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Igor Studenkov/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

State Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), whose district includes all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park, has come out strongly against a proposal to increase the fees that currency exchanges charge every time a customer cashes a check.

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Maywood Likely to Approve 3% Levy Amid Residents’ Complaints

Saturday, December 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a contentious Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, around a half dozen village residents berated the Board of Trustees for proposing to increase the village’s annual budget by 3 percent over last year’s level. The board is expected to authorize the new levy at a regular meeting on Dec. 19.

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Maywood Approves New Police Contract

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Maywood village officials are counting a new police contract that they approved unanimously during a Dec. 6 regular board meeting as a significant achievement that could save the village money in the future.

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