Local Elected Officials Voice Disapproval Of Proposed 9th, 17th Ave. Ramp Closures

A screenshot of a video of IDOT’s 1st Avenue single point interchange concept. | File Tuesday, March 1, 2016 || By Michael Romain  During a meeting in Maywood last December, Pete Harmet, a bureau chief with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), informed area residents that he was hoping that the Maywood Board of Trustees approve a resolution of support for a proposed $2 billion … Continue reading Local Elected Officials Voice Disapproval Of Proposed 9th, 17th Ave. Ramp Closures

Maywood Board Weighs In On Proposed $100K Anti-Gang Position, Tactical Team

Friday, January 15, 2016 || By Michael Romain  At a Jan. 13 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees discussed funding a proposed $100,000 gang and terrorism commander position, which Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley believes is necessary in order to control the village’s violence problem. Tally said the newly created commander position would manage the department’s coordination with other … Continue reading Maywood Board Weighs In On Proposed $100K Anti-Gang Position, Tactical Team

‘It’s Called Politics,’ Says Maywood Mayor of Recent Misconduct Allegations

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins during an event last year. | File. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 6:43 PM Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins pushed back against the controversy that’s arisen since a December 2015 report by the Cook County Sheriff’s was made public last week. The report summarized the results of an investigation the department’s Community Inspector Genera (CIG) Unit conducted … Continue reading ‘It’s Called Politics,’ Says Maywood Mayor of Recent Misconduct Allegations