BRIEFLY: Halloween Fun Overtakes Villages | Maywood Tosses Landmark Removal Proposal | Sun-Times Revisits Tom Wood Murder 10 Years Later | More
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BRIEFLY: Halloween Fun Overtakes Villages | Maywood Tosses Landmark Removal Proposal | Sun-Times Revisits Tom Wood Murder 10 Years Later | More

Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley with attendees at the Maywood Park District’s annual Halloween Fest on Saturday. | Photo submitted || Below: Participants during Broadview Park District’s haunted house. | Broadview Park District/Facebook Sunday, October 30, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Residents in Maywood and Broadview enjoyed Halloween festivities on Saturday thanks to numerous social service … Continue reading

Chronicle: Sheriff Re-opens Maywood Water Billing Fraud Investigation
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Chronicle: Sheriff Re-opens Maywood Water Billing Fraud Investigation

Wednesday, February 10 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || 2/9/16 || By Jean Lotus  When one Maywood village employee found a loophole in water bill liens double-paid to the village in 2012, she allegedly used the extra money to credit the accounts of fellow employees and others. One person who got a fraudulent … Continue reading

PLCCA Housing Revamp Costs Still Rising, ‘Delays Persist,’ According to Tribune Report
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PLCCA Housing Revamp Costs Still Rising, ‘Delays Persist,’ According to Tribune Report

TRIBUNE: Rehab expenses on this 24-unit apartment building in Maywood are on pace to surpass $7.4 million, or nearly $310,000 per unit. The ongoing project had been targeted for completion in spring 2013. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) Monday, December 28, 2015 || Originally Published: Chicago Tribune || 12/25/15 || By Angela Caputo When Cook … Continue reading

Maywood’s Legal Bills Mounting
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Maywood’s Legal Bills Mounting

December 11, 2015 || Previously Published: Better Government Association || 10/25/15 || Andrew Schroedter & Patrick Rehkamp Since 2010, Maywood has spent nearly $3 million on legal fees. Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, the private law firm that the village pays to handle its legal affairs, is among the most well-paid firms when it comes to doing business … Continue reading

NBC 5: Crash Victims Report Service Fees From Fire Departments
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NBC 5: Crash Victims Report Service Fees From Fire Departments

Eisenhower Expressway. Photo by Chicago Sun-Times. Thursday, September 11, 2014 || Chris Coffey || NBC 5 Investigates UPDATE: Maywood’s fire chief told NBC 5 Investigates Wednesday that Brian McCormick does not have to pay the $435 bill. Chief Craig Bronaugh said McCormick, who was involved in a multi-vehicle accident and later issued a bill for “scene … Continue reading