Category: Infrastructure

Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio 

Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.

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Maywood Embarks On $65K Upgrade Of Metra Station Area Plan

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of the 2004 Transit Oriented Development plan, which RTA and Maywood officials will update starting this year. 

Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees authorized a technical assistance agreement with the Regional Transportation Authority, which will start the process of updating a 13-year-old Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan for the area within walking distance of the Maywood Metra Station, located on 5th Ave. and Main St.

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Maywood Preps For Around $2M In Alley And Street Improvements, To Start In 2018

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The stretch of Warren Street in Maywood scheduled for repairs in 2018. | Google Earth 

During a Dec. 19 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved agreements with Edwin Hancock Engineering for professional engineering services on a series of alley and street improvements scheduled to take place in 2018.

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After Trib Report, Maywood Outlines Efforts to Save Water

Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. during a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, where he presented the status of the village’s water system. | Michael Romain/VFP

Village of Maywood officials said that they’re making progress on fixing the town’s water and sewer infrastructure after to a two-part investigative report published in October by the Chicago Tribune showed that the village has among the highest water rates in the Chicago region.

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Bellwood Gets $300K Grant to Resurface Washington Blvd.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A portion of Washington Blvd. that is scheduled to be repaved sometime next spring thanks to a $300,000 federal grant awarded to Bellwood. | Google Earth

The village of Bellwood recently received a $300,000 grant to resurface a stretch of Washington Blvd., from the viaduct near Addison Creek west to Eastern Blvd., according to Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey.

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Loyola Breaks Ground on Major Stormwater Abatement Project

Wednesday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Elected officials and Loyola representatives during a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, groundbreaking ceremony on the Maywood campus. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine

At least a dozen elected officials and hospital representatives were on hand on Oct. 17 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a stormwater abatement project on the site of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

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Maywood Takes Steps to Finalize $819K Resurfacing Project for Madison St.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a regular meeting on Oct. 3, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved an engineering agreement to allow Edwin Hancock Engineering Company to provide preliminary design and construction engineering services related to $819,000 in roadway improvements on Madison St., from 1st Ave. to the Des Plaines River.

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