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

Homeowners Can Now Appeal Cook County Property Taxes Completely Online
Government / Real Estate

Homeowners Can Now Appeal Cook County Property Taxes Completely Online

Thursday, August 6, 2015 || By Michael Romain The Cook County Board of Review (BOR) announced earlier this week that homeowners seeking to appeal their Cook County property tax assessments will be able to do so online through a state of the art Digital Appeals Processing System (DAPS). County homeowners have had the ability to … Continue reading

Maywood Board of Trustees Pondering Former Masonic Temple as New Village Hall
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Maywood Board of Trustees Pondering Former Masonic Temple as New Village Hall

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The Maywood Board of Trustees is considering the possibility of moving the village’s administrative functions from 40 Madison Street to the historically significant Maywood Masonic Temple building at 200 S. 5th Avenue, which the village currently owns. At a June 10, Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) … Continue reading