Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Mayor OK With Deputy Chief’s Moonlighting’
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Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Mayor OK With Deputy Chief’s Moonlighting’

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 || Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Chicago Sun-Times reported on March 18 that Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico “is standing behind his deputy police chief amid new questions about the high-ranking cop’s moonlighting.” The Sun-Times reports that Deputy Chief Michael Castellan works a side job as a plumbing contractor. “Several years … Continue reading

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union
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Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union

Friday, March 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Seaway Bank & Trust — once the state’s largest black-owned minority bank and the sixth largest in the country — has yet another owner after the bank shutdown and its assets were acquired by State Bank of Texas in January. A March 10 Crain’s report … Continue reading

Briefly: Man Who Shot Himself Outside of Beggar’s Pizza Won’t Face Charges, Maywood Detective Says | Meet Maywood’s New HR Coordinator | More
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Briefly: Man Who Shot Himself Outside of Beggar’s Pizza Won’t Face Charges, Maywood Detective Says | Meet Maywood’s New HR Coordinator | More

Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Google Earth Friday, December 2, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A man who shot himself outside of Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood, won’t face charges, according to Maywood Det. Dennis Diaz. The incident happened Monday evening, police said. The man, who’s identity hasn’t … Continue reading

Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending
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Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending

Monday, November 28, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Chicago Tribune has published an article today about Bellwood School District 88, which apparently has paid $605,000 to People Cab Co. since 2011 on transportation services for homeless and special education students. “More than half — or $311,000 — of those expenses were … Continue reading

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

Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s
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Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s

Caption and photos from Crain’s: “Bellwood officials built the new, larger homes on Englewood Avenue that complement the smaller 20th-century offerings on the same street.” Thursday, October 20, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bellwood resident Chimanga Williamson, a CTA employee, told Crain’s Chicago Business that she had her eye on buying a home … Continue reading

Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots
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Maywood Native Doc Rivers Calls Anthem Protests ‘Patriotic,’ Reflects on Proviso East’s Race Riots

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers with retiring NBA star Kevin Garnett. | NBAE/Getty Images Sunday, September 25, 2016 || By LOCAL NEWS CURATOR || @maywoodnews Maywood native and Proviso East Pirate Doc Rivers has recently lent his voice to the wave of National Anthem protests touched off by San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin … Continue reading