Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio
Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.
Continue reading “Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water”
Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. during a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, where he presented the status of the village’s water system. | Michael Romain/VFP
Village of Maywood officials said that they’re making progress on fixing the town’s water and sewer infrastructure after to a two-part investigative report published in October by the Chicago Tribune showed that the village has among the highest water rates in the Chicago region.
Continue reading “After Trib Report, Maywood Outlines Efforts to Save Water”
Monday, October 30, 2017 || By Amy Luke || OPINION || @maywoodnews
I want to thank the Chicago Tribune for its recent articles documenting the dramatic inequity in water rates across Chicagoland. I live and work in Maywood and have been mortified by the ever-increasing water bills my neighbors and I are faced with.
Continue reading “Letters: High on Costs, Low on Justice”
Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Suburban Sporting Goods in Melrose Park, which is among the top 10 dealers of “crime guns” in the Chicago area. | Google Earth
During last month’s Taste of Melrose Park, police in that village sold $10 raffle tickets for the chance to win a semiautomatic rifle alongside $3 artichoke casserole. The police, who also raffled off a handgun, said that the raffle was a fundraiser for their union, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report released at the time.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
A two-part Chicago Tribune investigative piece, published online Oct. 25, reports that majority-minority suburbs with relatively high concentrations of low-income residents, pay more for water service (and for fees related to maintenance and reconnections) than some of the wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs in the country.
Continue reading “Tribune Explores Maywood’s, Minority Suburb’s Sky-high Water Rates”
Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A sign notifying drivers of a red light camera. | Getty Images
A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.
Continue reading “Tribune: IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras That May Not Be Needed”
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Feature photo: Melrose Peppers “sautéed in olive oil with a little red sauce.” | Photo and recipe: Proud Italian Cook
The Chicago Tribune recently published an eye-opening story about Joseph and Lucia Napolitano, a couple who traveled to Ellis Island from Italy in 1903 before settling in Melrose Park.
Continue reading “How Melrose Park Became the Inspiration for the Melrose Pepper”