Is Maywood The Next Harvey? No, Say Village Officials After Inquiries

Saturday, May 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Harvey water tower. | Loco Steve/Flickr 

Word that the state had been garnishing $1.4 million in tax revenues owed to the city of Harvey, apparently forcing officials there to cut 40 police and fire department personnel last month, reverberated well beyond the troubled south suburb.

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Maywood Beefs Up Illegal Cigarette Laws | Could Close 2 Stores for Violations

Loose cigarettes | PA via itv.com || LNR Familiy Store, 1010 S. 5th Ave. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Maywood Board of Trustees stepped up its ability to go after businesses who flaunt local regulations against the sale of unlawful tobacco products, particularly cigars sold individually which are intended to be sold in packages and cigarettes that are sold without … Continue reading Maywood Beefs Up Illegal Cigarette Laws | Could Close 2 Stores for Violations

BGA: 15 Years after Chicago Projects Demolished, Housing Vouchers Up in Some Proviso Suburbs

A screenshot of the BGA’s map illustrating the change in the number of suburban housing voucher and public-housing households between 2000 and 2015. || Below: The demolition of one of the Cabrini-Green housing project buildings. | Wikipedia Commons Monday, June 27, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free A recent analysis by the Better Government Association has found that nearly 20 years after former … Continue reading BGA: 15 Years after Chicago Projects Demolished, Housing Vouchers Up in Some Proviso Suburbs