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

Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor
Infrastructure / Legislative Update

Obama Could Get an IL Holiday and a Roadway Named in His Honor

Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) has drafted legislation to name Interstate 55 the Barack Obama Expressway. A portion of I-55, from Lakeshore Drive to the Tri-State Tollway, is named after former Illinois Governor and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. The remaining 270-mile … Continue reading

Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale
Government / Housing / Infrastructure / Real Estate

Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale

Sunday, February 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:01 a.m. This Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times published a partial list of the more than 66,000 properties in Cook County with unpaid property taxes. According to a Feb. 3 article published on the Sun-Times’ website, the listing is released in “preparation for an April auction that … Continue reading