Tuesday, October 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image courtesy republicservices.com
Earlier this month, the village of Maywood and Republic Services, the waste disposal and trash pick up company that is contracted by the village, announced a series of measures designed to enhance the village’s recycling efforts.
Continue reading “Maywood, Republic Services Give Residents Free Recycling Bin, New App”
Thursday, October 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Officials with both the village of Maywood and the Maywood Park District, two separate taxing bodies, have said that they’re ready to see six village-operated parks in Maywood turned over to the park district. And the park district executive director said that the district is currently working on a plan to do just that.
Continue reading “It’s Time for Park District to Take Back Parks, Say Village, Park District Officials”
Thursday, September 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
“It happened to me, don’t let it happen to you,” said Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins during a Sept. 5 regular board meeting.
Perkins said that she’d recently received a call “from an organization saying they could cut my ComEd bill by 50 percent.”
Continue reading “Maywood Mayor Says ComEd Imposters Tried Scamming Her — ‘Don’t Let it Happen to You’”
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a Sept. 19 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees approved a payment of $106,128.13 in backpay to a village employee who alleged that he was wrongfully terminated in 2014. He has since been reinstated.
The board voted 5 to 1 in favor of the settlement, with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins the lone dissenting vote. Maywood Trustee Melvin Lightford was absent.
Continue reading “Maywood Approves >$100K in Backpay for Wrongfully Terminated Worker”
Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel in Maywood, which has been closed for roughly a decade.
During a Sept. 5 regular board meeting, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins said that she recently got a call from the owner of the abandoned Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel, located at 1001 Madison St. in Maywood. He had an offer.
Continue reading “Funeral Home Owner Offers to ‘Donate’ Vacant Property to Village, Which Declines”
Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Spooner Baumann || @maywoodnews
On Sept. 10, a few hundred people gathered under a tent pitched at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St., for the 75th Bataan Day commemorative service.
According to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), the service is the “longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area.” This year, MBDO officials added, also marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.
Continue reading “Photos of the Week: On Eve of 9/11, Maywood Remembers Bataan”
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a $10,000 restorative justice capacity building grant from Cook County, but the board’s approval of the funds didn’t come without a lengthy, sometimes tense, debate about whether or not the money was secured appropriately.
Continue reading “Maywood Officials Say Mayor, Trustee Improperly Applied for $10K Grant”