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.
Continue reading “Tribune Explores Maywood’s, Minority Suburb’s Sky-high Water Rates”
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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Friday, October 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. | File
During an Oct. 3 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution that renews the employment of Willie Norfleet, Jr., Maywood’s village manager since 2015, for one year.
Continue reading “Maywood Village Manager Gets 1-year Extension”
Monday, August 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images
The Maywood Board of Trustees is expected to approve a motion to decrease the number of times it meets from four times a month, (or once a week), to twice a month.
This would effectively mean that the Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meetings that were held twice a month will now only be held when they’re necessary.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept a $10,000 restorative justice capacity building grant from Cook County, but the board’s approval of the funds didn’t come without a lengthy, sometimes tense, debate about whether or not the money was secured appropriately.
Continue reading “Maywood Officials Say Mayor, Trustee Improperly Applied for $10K Grant”
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) addresses community members during a July 15 town hall held at village council chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Michael Romain/VFP
Friday, July 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a town hall meeting he convened in Maywood on July 15, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) announced that the county board was set to approve a grant of around $206,000 to install a bike path along Washington Blvd.
The county board unanimously approved the grant, which is part of a $7.2 million county-wide highway improvement project, at a regular meeting on July 19.
Formally called the 2017 Invest in Cook Awards, the projects are designed to provide incentives to municipalities to encourage “non-auto” forms of transportation.
Continue reading “Maywood Gets $206K, Melrose Park Gets $203K for Bike Lanes | Video Cameras for New Maywood Metra Station | More”