State Wants to Install Toll Lanes on Eisenhower Expressway, Will Host Meeting at PMSA on Jan. 25
Infrastructure / Township News / Transit

State Wants to Install Toll Lanes on Eisenhower Expressway, Will Host Meeting at PMSA on Jan. 25

An illustration of proposed car pool lanes that the Illinois Department of Transportation wants to install on the Eisenhower Expressway. | IDOT Thursday, December 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The idea has been discussed and put before residents before, but officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation recently provided community members with … Continue reading

Bellwood’s 25th Ave. Overpass Opens, Providing Source of Commuter Relief
Breaking News / Community Development / Infrastructure / Transit

Bellwood’s 25th Ave. Overpass Opens, Providing Source of Commuter Relief

A Thursday afternoon ceremony marked the opening of the 25th Avenue overpass in Bellwood. | Photos: State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch/Facebook  || Bottom left, Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. || Illinois Department of Transportation/Facebook Thursday, December 22, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Driving has just gotten a lot easier for area commuters who … Continue reading

Expect to See More Off-duty Police at CTA Blue Line Station Soon
Township News / Transit

Expect to See More Off-duty Police at CTA Blue Line Station Soon

The Forest Park Blue Line terminus.  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Commuters who frequent the Chicago Transit Authority’s Forest Park Blue Line terminus, 711 S. Desplaines Ave., should expect to see more off-duty Forest Park police officers patrolling the facility soon. At a council meeting last month, Forest Park’s board voted unanimously to enter into … Continue reading

19th Ave. Rail Crossing Scheduled to Close from Sept. 6 – 7 | PACE Detour Alert
Notification / Transit

19th Ave. Rail Crossing Scheduled to Close from Sept. 6 – 7 | PACE Detour Alert

Friday, September 2, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews The 19th Avenue rail crossing will be completely closed to traffic from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Wednesday, Sept. 7, according to a recent village statement. The crossing’s closure is due to a Railroad Ave. water main and roadway improvements project. Motorists will be able to … Continue reading

Blue Line Extension to First Ave. in Maywood Not Likely to Happen Soon — Chronicle
Economic Development / Transit

Blue Line Extension to First Ave. in Maywood Not Likely to Happen Soon — Chronicle

The CTA’s Forest Park Blue Line station | Chronicle Media photo  Monday, July 18, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus A proposed extension of the CTA’s Blue Line rapid transit service from its present terminus in Forest Park west to 1st Avenue in Maywood now looks unlikely to happen anytime … Continue reading

Maywood Looking To Acquire Abandoned Car Dealership On Roosevelt And 5th Ave. | Metra Station Moves Forward
Business / Economic Development / Infrastructure / Real Estate / Transit

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