Village Officials Say They’re Moving Fast to Tear Down Hazardous Properties
Government / Housing / Real Estate

Village Officials Say They’re Moving Fast to Tear Down Hazardous Properties

An abandoned auto repair shop on the 1100 block of South 17th Ave., which is slated for fast-track demolition. | Village of Maywood Wednesday, July 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a July 12 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee meeting, Maywood village officials said that they’re getting closer to executing a measure unanimously … Continue reading

Caputo Cheese Brings on New Culinary Executive Chef  | Suburban Rents are Too Dang High
Business / Economy / Housing

Caputo Cheese Brings on New Culinary Executive Chef | Suburban Rents are Too Dang High

Monday, June 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Caputo Cheese — the maker of craft cheese with two stores, Caputo Cheese Market, located in Lake Forest and Melrose Park — has hired executive chef Erika Durham (pictured). “”We look forward to having Chef Erika join our team,” said Natale Caputo, the company’s president, … Continue reading

Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report
Government / Housing / Reading from Around the Web

Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report

A three-part Chicago Tribune investigation reveals gaping inequities in Cook County’s property tax system.  Thursday, June 8, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A comprehensive three-part investigative report by the Chicago Tribune’s Jason Grotto lays bare not only Cook County’s deeply unfair system of taxing property, but also what appears to have been … Continue reading

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners
Housing / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners

Monday, April 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Chicago Magazine recently named Melrose Park among the best places in the Chicago area for first-time home buyers. The feature spread, titled “Where to Buy Now,” will appear in the April issue. The village was listed along with Niles and Des Plaines. “In this … Continue reading

Businessman Offers to Loan Cook County Homeowners $1K to Pay Down Delinquent Taxes before April 3 Deadline
Fiscally Speaking / Housing

Businessman Offers to Loan Cook County Homeowners $1K to Pay Down Delinquent Taxes before April 3 Deadline

Monday, March 27, 2017 || By Wendell Hutson for Austin Weekly News || @maywoodnews The latest project by a nonprofit foundation to help economically challenged individuals and families came too late for one homeowner who said he lost his home due to back taxes. “No one wanted to loan me any money because I had … Continue reading

Maywood Housing Authority to Open Waiting List for Housing Vouchers in May
Housing / Notification

Maywood Housing Authority to Open Waiting List for Housing Vouchers in May

Photo: Chicago Housing Authority  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Maywood Housing Authority is inviting the public to the opening of the HCV waiting list (formerly known as Section 8) application process. Those interested in applying should note that the online application will not be accessible until May 1. (You … Continue reading