25th Avenue Overpass Named After Former Bellwood Mayor Frank Pasquale
Infrastructure / Noted

25th Avenue Overpass Named After Former Bellwood Mayor Frank Pasquale

Left to right: State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, Pasquale, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico during the June 16 ceremony naming the 25th Avenue overpass after Pasquale. | Photos by Tara Gray/Feel This Moment Photography via state Rep. Welch/Facebook Friday, June 16, 2017 … Continue reading

Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor
Business / Economy / Events / Government / Infrastructure

Broadview Opts Out of Minimum Wage Ordinance | 25th Ave. Overpass to be Dedicated to Former Bellwood Mayor

A member of the Chicago-based advocacy group Black Workers Matter during a June 15 march in Forest Park protesting that village’s decision to opt-out of the Cook County minimum wage ordinance. | William Camargo/Wednesday Journal  Thursday, June 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7 p.m. Last week, the village of … Continue reading

In Maywood, Officials Break Ground on $100M Railroad Project
Government / Infrastructure / Transit

In Maywood, Officials Break Ground on $100M Railroad Project

Metra, UP and local, county and state elected officials break ground on April 21 in Maywood on a project to install a third track between River Forest and Melrose Park. || Below, Lois Baumann reads from The Little Engine that Could during the ceremony.| Spooner Baumann/Spooner Photography Friday, April 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain … Continue reading

Maywood Decides Against Passing Chicago’s Roughly 2% Water Rate Increase Onto Residents
Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Decides Against Passing Chicago’s Roughly 2% Water Rate Increase Onto Residents

Thursday, April 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Starting on June 1, the City of Chicago will raise water rates by 1.83 percent. Since the Village of Maywood purchases its own water from Chicago, the city’s rate increase will automatically be passed onto village residents in the form of higher water bills unless … Continue reading

County Commish Drops Off $250K Check in Maywood for 18th Ave. Improvements
Board Meetings / Government / Infrastructure

County Commish Drops Off $250K Check in Maywood for 18th Ave. Improvements

Maywood officials, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) pose with a blow-up check for $250,000. | Michael Romain /VFP Wednesday, March 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews At a March 29 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee meeting, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) … Continue reading

Maywood to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades to 670 Street Lights
Community Development / Energy / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades to 670 Street Lights

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Soon, Maywood residents will be seeing differently in the dark. During a March 7 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contact with two companies, H & H Electric and Twin Supplies, LTD, that will result in the replacement of 670 lighting fixtures — 470 … Continue reading

Maywood Looks to Make Washington Blvd. Pothole-free by 2020
Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Looks to Make Washington Blvd. Pothole-free by 2020

Washington Blvd., above | Google Earth || Bottom left: The street during roadway improvements made between 2nd and 9th Ave. in 2015. | File Saturday, March 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a March 1 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to direct village … Continue reading