Tag: Chief Talley

Local Ministers, Security Experts Talk Safety As Church Shootings Rise

Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley during the April 21 church security conference in Forest Park. | Lorenzo Weber/Facebook 

As minister of Hope Tabernacle Church in Forest Park, Rev. Persia Allen knows a lot about churches. And after serving roughly two decades as an officer in the Maywood Police Department, Allen also knows a lot about law enforcement.

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Maywood Officials: Village Should Take Over And Clean Up ‘Nuisance’ Property

Thursday, April 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The multiunit building on 5th Ave. and Quincy in Maywood that village board members unanimously deemed a public nuisance. | Google Earth 

A multiunit apartment building at the corner of 5th Ave. and Quincy St. in Maywood is in the crosshairs of village officials who have deemed it a “chronic public nuisance.”

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Proviso Students Planning Walkout On March 14

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain & Nona Tepper || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10 p.m. 

Featured image: Students walk out of Oak Park and River Forest High School on Feb. 21. Proviso West students will take their lead on March 14 and stage a walkout of their own, along with students across the country. | Alexa Rogals 

Students at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 are planning to join students across the country during what’s being called the Enough National School Walkout, which will take place at 10 a.m. on March 14 — one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Red Light Camera Citations Up 70 Percent In Maywood

Sunday, February 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Red light camera citations in Maywood increased around 70 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data released by the Maywood Police Department last month.

Last year, police issued more citations than at any point since at least 2013, data shows, even though the village decreased the number of cameras from nine to five two years ago.

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Maywood, Broadview To Establish New Emergency Communication System

Thursday, January 25, 2018 || Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A cellphone showing the 911 emergency number. | Kativ/Getty Images 

The villages of Maywood and Broadview have entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) establishing a consolidated 911 dispatch system and communication center.

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Maywood Swears In First Female Cop In Roughly Eight Years, Says Chief

Thursday, December 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

During a Dec. 19 regular board meeting, members of the village’s Board of Police and Fire Commission swore in Officer Lizet Ochoa, who Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said is the first female officer hired in the department “in approximately eight years.”

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Citing 2017 Murders, Maywood Chief Speaks Out Against Concealed Carry Bill

Sunday, December 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

So far this year, there have been 10 murders in Maywood, five more than took place in 2016, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley.

The chief said that he believes pending federal gun legislation designed to make it easier to carry concealed firearms across state lines would only exacerbate the village’s violent crime problem.

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