Tag: Maywood

A Move to Maywood? A Risky Proposition, Say Aspiring Homebuyers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An apartment building in the process of being demolished earlier this year. | Village of Maywood 

Charles Sergeant, 35, lives with his wife and children in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, but they’re considering a move back to Maywood, where Sergeant grew up. Some things, however, stand in their way.

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Maywood Releases List of Employee Salary Ranges

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The village of Maywood recently released 2016-17 fiscal year salary ranges for village employees. The list was published as a public notice in the Oct. 24 print edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. Below are screenshots of the list:

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You Can See an Original Painting By Obama’s Portraitist Right Up the Road

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

“Easter Realness #2” by Kehinde Wiley, who was recently selected to paint Barack Obama’s Smithsonian portrait, hangs inside of the Oak Park Public Library. | Courtesy Oak Park Public Library

A government’s purchase of artwork doesn’t necessarily have to be an exercise in extravagance and waste. Consider the Oak Park Public Library’s 2004 purchase of a painting called “Easter Realness #2,” by the then-relatively unknown African American artist Kehinde Wiley for $16,000, according to a recent Wednesday Journal article.

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Maywood to Host Property Tax Appeals Workshop Monday, Aug. 7, 6 PM

Sunday, August 6, 2017 || By Community Editor  || @maywoodnews || Feature image: Getty Images

Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin (1st), Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, the Maywood Board of Trustees and Rev. Marvin E. Wiley (pastor of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood) will co-host a property tax appeal workshop on Monday, Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the TH Wade Building, 1405 Madison St. in Maywood.

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MB Financial Replaces Seaway Bank As Maywood’s Largest Account Holder

Seaway Bank

Thursday, July 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

MB Financial has replaced the defunct Seaway Bank & Trust as Maywood’s largest account holder. During a regular meeting on July 18, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted on a resolution designating MB Financial a public depository for the village.

Less than two years ago, according to village records, Maywood was parking funds from at least nine different accounts at Seaway, including the corporate, water, motor fuel and general fund and payroll accounts. On Nov. 29, 2015, the total ending balance of village funds at Seaway was over $2.5 million. At the time, MB Financial was not an authorized public depository for the village.

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Breaking: Possible Multiple Alarm Fire on 1000 Block of South 14th Ave. in Maywood

Fire pic I.jpgSunday, May 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photos provided 

An apparent multiple-alarm fire reportedly broke out on Sunday afternoon on the 1000 block of South 14th Ave. in Maywood, according to witnesses.

Witnesses said that they saw fire departments from Maywood, Bellwood, River Forest and Hillside on the scene. It isn’t known when, precisely, the fire started but by 6 p.m., it appeared that the fire was extinguished, according to witnesses.

So far, it isn’t known whether or not anyone was injured. Emergency officials couldn’t be immediately contacted for comment.

More as this story develops. VFP

Fire pic II

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Inside Scoop: A Wine Club Could Be Coming to Maywood


Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A wine club could be coming to Maywood, according to Mayor Edwenna Perkins. The possibility was brought up after Maywood resident Loretta Robinson said during an April 5 regular meeting that she discovered a mailer in her mail slot advertising a wine club.

“It’s a young lady in the 1600 block of 15th who wants to start a wine club,” Robinson said.

Perkins said that the young lady, whose identity hasn’t been confirmed, recently got her idea for a wine club approved by the village’s liquor commission, which recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a license for the club.

The Board of Trustees has the final say-so on whether or not the young lady will be granted the license necessary to operate the club, which would be the village’s first, Perkins said.

“She’ll be going to different homes and selling the wine,” Perkins said. “It’s like operating a tupperware club. You know how you have a tupperware party and you demonstrate [with the product]? That’s what she’ll be doing.”

Here’s a neat description offered by Wikipedia:

“Wine clubs are designed to provide customers with a series of wine bottles on a monthly or quarterly basis that they would otherwise have to find and purchase on their own. Wine clubs often behave in a themed manner, providing recipients with red wines, white wines, or a mixture of the two. Wine clubs are most frequently offered by vineyards or specialty wine shops, but they can also be found as independent bodies.”

Wine clubs are gaining in popularity, with even Martha Stewart recently getting in on the act. Vogue Australia reported today that Stewart has launched a wine club with its own subscription purchase.

Martha Stewart, however, doesn’t live in Maywood. VFP

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