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Dockless Bikesharing Coming To Forest Preserve In Maywood

Friday, June 29, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Dockless bikes are coming to Miller Meadows-South in Maywood this summer. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County 

The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on June 26 that it will implement a dockless bikesharing pilot program at 50 locations throughout the Forest Preserves’ 70,000 acres.

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Tested By Opioid Crisis, Suburban Police To Start Carrying Narcan

Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Local officials during a Feb. 1 press conference held in Maywood to announce the roll out of a program that will equip 1,900 officers in Cook County with Narcan. | VFP 

When Bellwood Police Chief Jimenez Allen was asked to take advantage of a program that would train his officers to administer Narcan nasal spray and that would provide a supply of the medication at no cost to his department, he jumped at the chance.

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Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends

Friday, December 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a Dec. 1 press conference at a supermarket in Cicero. | Commissioner Boykin/Twitter 

At midnight on Dec. 1, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage tax — which imposed a penny per ounce increased tax on the retail sale of sweetened beverages in the county — effectively ended.

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