Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes
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Maywood Checkers Shuttered | Maywood Church, Seeking to Expand, Confronts Officials Worried About Losing Taxes

Saturday, April 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3:55 p.m. Less than three years after it first opened in September 2014, the Checkers at 1718 S. First Ave. in Maywood is closed. The closure seems rather abrupt, considering the store location still has a Facebook page that was active up until March 28 … Continue reading

A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market
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A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market

The former Maywood Market, located at 615 S. 5th Ave., which closed in 2011. | Google Earth Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Less than six months after Aldi — Maywood’s only full-service grocery store — closed, another grocer is looking to move into the village. Ali Hamden, an entrepreneur who … Continue reading

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

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

Former Melrose Park School, Once Owned by Church, to Become Apartments
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Former Melrose Park School, Once Owned by Church, to Become Apartments

The former H. McNelty School of First Baptist Church, which was purchased last month for $1.12 million and will be converted into apartment units by 2017. | Google Earth Sunday, July 3, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free A former school building owned by a Melrose Park church will be redeveloped into 56 apartment units, according … Continue reading

Maywood Looking To Acquire Abandoned Car Dealership On Roosevelt And 5th Ave. | Metra Station Moves Forward
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Maywood Looking To Acquire Abandoned Car Dealership On Roosevelt And 5th Ave. | Metra Station Moves Forward

A photo of the abandoned auto dealership the Village of Maywood is looking to acquire at 415 Roovelt Rd. | Village of Maywood  Saturday, May 21, 2016 || By Michael Romain  An abandoned auto dealership on the corner of Roosevelt Road and Fifth Avenue, along with some surrounding parcels, could soon become owned by the Village … Continue reading

Fifth Avenue Train Station Moves Closer To Construction, But Fee Issue Presents Minor Hurdle
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Fifth Avenue Train Station Moves Closer To Construction, But Fee Issue Presents Minor Hurdle

An aerial image of the parcel of land that would hold parking spaces adjacent the proposed 5th Avenue Metra train depot. Union Pacific Rail Road wants to lease the land to the village for $7,800 a year in addition to an automatic three percent increase each year. Village officials have announced plans to renegotiate the … Continue reading