Tag: Trustee Brandon

Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water

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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Maywood Likely to Approve 3% Levy Amid Residents’ Complaints

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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It’s Time for Park District to Take Back Parks, Say Village, Park District Officials

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.

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Former Maywood Aldi Could Become New Food Retailer, Says Trustee

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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Evidence of Our Progress

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 || By Isiah Brandon || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Isiah BrandonAs 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.

Community Outreach

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.

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Funeral Home Owner Offers to ‘Donate’ Vacant Property to Village, Which Declines

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.

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Maywood Signals That It Will Green-light New Housing Development

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.

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