When Driving In Other Towns, Beware Of The ‘Crash Tax’

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

In 2009, according to a New York Times article, a man was “knocked off his motor scooter by the car behind him” while riding in Chicago Heights.

“Five months later he got another surprise: a bill from the fire department for responding to the scene of the accident.”

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Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The New York Times’ “The Upshot” blog has developed an interesting interactive graphic that shows the correlation between the price of homes (per square foot), the quality of schools (based on grade-level proficiency) and the average commute time of residents within a given school district. The authors of the post, Quoctrung Bui and Conor Dougherty, write: … Continue reading Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Maywood Looks to Make Washington Blvd. Pothole-free by 2020

Washington Blvd., above | Google Earth || Bottom left: The street during roadway improvements made between 2nd and 9th Ave. in 2015. | File Saturday, March 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a March 1 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to direct village staff to apply for a county grant that could be … Continue reading Maywood Looks to Make Washington Blvd. Pothole-free by 2020