Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio
Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a contentious Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, around a half dozen village residents berated the Board of Trustees for proposing to increase the village’s annual budget by 3 percent over last year’s level. The board is expected to authorize the new levy at a regular meeting on Dec. 19.
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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”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and other local elected officials and community leaders during a Dec. 21, 2016 press conference held before the Aldi in Maywood closed on Christmas Eve. | File
The former Maywood Aldi — the full-service grocery store, located at 215 W. Madison St., which closed last December — could open its doors to another food retailer, according to a village official.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 || By Isiah Brandon || OPINION || @maywoodnews
As we prepare to step into the fall season let’s reflect on some of the progress that has happened throughout the village. It is important that we come together as a village to celebrate every sign of success that is taking place within our community.
I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with residents across the village at the many block club parties that have taken place among residents. I thank you for sharing your concerns and ideas on how we can work together to create a strong and resilient community.
Continue reading “Evidence of Our Progress”
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”
Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9/8/17
During a Sept. 5 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees gave the village’s attorney and staff the go-ahead to put together a redevelopment agreement that would dictate the construction of a 68-unit, 5-story apartment building on the site of a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, which is currently owned by the village.
Continue reading “Maywood Signals That It Will Green-light New Housing Development”