Maywood, You Need To Get Serious About Spending Taxpayers’ Money

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of a page from a typical Maywood budget document. Compare Maywood’s budget presentation to nearby towns like Oak Park and River Forest. 

The Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, where village officials heard just a fraction of the collective heartache felt by residents, just reinforces the need for the village to inject long-term strategy, values, goals and expectations into the budget-making process.

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A Note on Progress: Village Free Press Editor Joins Wednesday Journal/Austin Weekly News

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 || By Dan Haley, Publisher of Wednesday Journal Terry Dean, our editor at the Austin Weekly News since September 2005, has left the post as of the first of the year. He’s contemplating his next steps which will certainly include some rest and relaxation they may also include taking on freelance reporting. All the while he has edited the Weekly, Terry … Continue reading A Note on Progress: Village Free Press Editor Joins Wednesday Journal/Austin Weekly News

From The Review: Maywood, Another Look

Originally published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 || By Tom Holmes, The Forest Park Review Rev. Jacques Conway has been the pastor of Neighborhood Methodist Church in Maywood since 2003. When asked to describe the relationship between Forest Park and Maywood, he replied, “There is none.” Indeed, when fifteen Forest Park Chamber of Commerce members were asked to recall the last time they had spent money in … Continue reading From The Review: Maywood, Another Look