Friday, October 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured: A multi-unit apartment building at 440 S. 14th Ave. in Maywood gets demolished on Oct. 13. | Courtesy Village of Maywood
In March, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put 12 vacant properties in the village on the path to fast-track demolition. Now, the actual demolition work has started.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Mike Nutley, one of the owners of Ed’s Way in Forest Park, inside of his store earlier this summer. | Wednesday Journal File
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 on Wednesday to repeal the deeply unpopular sweetened beverage tax, which tacked on an additional penny per ounce onto certain sugary drinks. The roll back goes into effect on Dec. 1.
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Friday, October 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. | File
During an Oct. 3 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution that renews the employment of Willie Norfleet, Jr., Maywood’s village manager since 2015, for one year.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Officials with both the village of Maywood and the Maywood Park District, two separate taxing bodies, have said that they’re ready to see six village-operated parks in Maywood turned over to the park district. And the park district executive director said that the district is currently working on a plan to do just that.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
A regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Among items to be discussed (to access the full agenda packet, click here):
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
During a Sept. 12 regular meeting, Bellwood Public Library board members voted 5 to 1 to replace the Homewood-based Stuttley Group with Schaumburg-based attorney Dalal Jarad as their legal representation. Board member Mary Clements voted against the measure.
Continue reading “Bellwood Library Board Hires New Lawyer”
Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A sign notifying drivers of a red light camera. | Getty Images
A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.
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