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

Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview Property Owners Voted in Favor of Expressway Noise Walls
Infrastructure

Maywood, Bellwood, Broadview Property Owners Voted in Favor of Expressway Noise Walls

An illustration of a proposed noise wall barrier at Bataan Dr. and 18th Ave. in Maywood. Click the image above to see more visualizations of proposed noise barriers. | Illinois Department of Transportation  Friday, January 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last year, the Illinois Department of Transportation surveyed community members who own … Continue reading

Public Hearing for Eisenhower Improvement Project to Take Place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at PMSA
Infrastructure / Notification

Public Hearing for Eisenhower Improvement Project to Take Place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at PMSA

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Two public hearings regarding the Eisenhower Improvement Project will be held today and tomorrow. The hearings, hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), are designed to solicit the public’s input on a recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed I-290 improvements. See … Continue reading

Maywood Plans for $1.6M in Upcoming Street Repairs, Discusses Limiting Semi-truck Traffic Along 5th Ave.
Economic Development / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood Plans for $1.6M in Upcoming Street Repairs, Discusses Limiting Semi-truck Traffic Along 5th Ave.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews This year, Maywood is poised to embark on three major roadway improvement projects totaling over $1.6 million. At a Dec. 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees authorized a resolution approving an agreement between the village and Hancock Engineering for $240,000 worth of services … Continue reading