Briefly: Bellwood Man Murdered May 11 | Pace Bus Changes | Property Taxes to Increase | Broadview Library Suit Drags On

A rendering of the proposed Broadview Public Library addition. | Photo courtesy of Broadview Public Library via Cook County Chronicle  Tuesday, May 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a June 12 Cook County Chronicle report: “A multi-year dispute between the Broadview Public Library and the Village of Broadview took a detour May 31, when a Cook County Chancery Court judge … Continue reading Briefly: Bellwood Man Murdered May 11 | Pace Bus Changes | Property Taxes to Increase | Broadview Library Suit Drags On

Melrose Park Mayor Refuses to Let Trustees Answer Questions on Welcoming Proposal

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Supporters of a proposed welcoming ordinance that would “draw a firm line between police and [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement], disentangling the criminal and immigration system,” according to a flyer circulated by the nonprofit PASO — West Suburban Action Project, were back in force at a March 13 regular meeting of the Melrose Park Board … Continue reading Melrose Park Mayor Refuses to Let Trustees Answer Questions on Welcoming Proposal

Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor

Thursday, March 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Andre Harvey, Bellwood’s director of public safety, is poised to become the village’s first African-American mayor on April 4. Bellwood’s current mayor, Frank Pasquale, 79, is retiring after 16 years in the position. Harvey, who is running unopposed, is Pasquale’s handpicked successor. During an interview on Wednesday, Harvey, 53, talked about his life in Bellwood, … Continue reading Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor