Category: Reading from Around the Web

Tribune Explores Maywood’s, Minority Suburb’s Sky-high Water Rates

Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A two-part Chicago Tribune investigative piece, published online Oct. 25, reports that majority-minority suburbs with relatively high concentrations of low-income residents, pay more for water service (and for fees related to maintenance and reconnections) than some of the wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs in the country.

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Man Arrested After Leading Bellwood Police on Car Chase After Oct. 7 Shooting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

On Oct. 7, Bellwood police arrested a man who allegedly led them on a chase during a shooting investigation, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The man eventually crashed on the I-290 Mannheim Road eastbound ramp.

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Ex-Cop Who Stole Drugs From Dealers in Maywood, Other Areas, Arrested After 15 Years as Fugitive

Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Eddie C. Hicks, 68, who was arrested on Sept. 19 after 14 years on the run. | FBI 

Eddie Hicks_FrontalEddie C. Hicks, a former sergeant with the Chicago Police Department, was arrested in Detroit on Sept. 19 after an international manhunt that lasted for 14 years, according to the FBI.

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Bellwood Library Board Hires New Lawyer

Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

During a Sept. 12 regular meeting, Bellwood Public Library board members voted 5 to 1 to replace the Homewood-based Stuttley Group with Schaumburg-based attorney Dalal Jarad as their legal representation. Board member Mary Clements voted against the measure.

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Maywood Native John Prine Says His Upbringing Here Played Out in His Songs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood native and famous songwriter John Prine. | Wikipedia

A recent article published in the Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky’s main newspaper, captured Maywood native John Prine talking about how his upbringing in the village influenced his famous songs.

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Stone Park Man Charged With First-Degree Murder of Ex, 4-year-old Son

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Feature image: Daniel Barraza, 32, of Stone Park, who was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. | Stone Park Police

One man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after confessing to strangling and stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son inside of his Stone Park home last Thursday night.

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Tribune: IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras That May Not Be Needed

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A sign notifying drivers of a red light camera. | Getty Images 

A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.

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