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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Friday, November 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a Nov. 21 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously for a resolution approving an estimated property tax levy of $19,470,830, which is the money that the village raises from property taxes in order to fund necessary government services.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: An apartment building in the process of being demolished earlier this year. | Village of Maywood
Charles Sergeant, 35, lives with his wife and children in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, but they’re considering a move back to Maywood, where Sergeant grew up. Some things, however, stand in their way.
Continue reading “A Move to Maywood? A Risky Proposition, Say Aspiring Homebuyers”
Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. during a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, where he presented the status of the village’s water system. | Michael Romain/VFP
Village of Maywood officials said that they’re making progress on fixing the town’s water and sewer infrastructure after to a two-part investigative report published in October by the Chicago Tribune showed that the village has among the highest water rates in the Chicago region.
Continue reading “After Trib Report, Maywood Outlines Efforts to Save Water”
Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
A two-part Chicago Tribune investigative piece, published online Oct. 25, reports that majority-minority suburbs with relatively high concentrations of low-income residents, pay more for water service (and for fees related to maintenance and reconnections) than some of the wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs in the country.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: An architectural rendering of a proposed new building that National Cycle Inc. plans to build next to its current facility at 2200 S. Maywood Dr. | National Cycle
National Cycle Inc., located at 2200 S. Maywood Drive in Maywood, is planning to expand its manufacturing operations by building a roughly 28,0000-square-foot building nearby.
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