Maywood Decides Against Passing Chicago’s Roughly 2% Water Rate Increase Onto Residents

Thursday, April 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Starting on June 1, the City of Chicago will raise water rates by 1.83 percent. Since the Village of Maywood purchases its own water from Chicago, the city’s rate increase will automatically be passed onto village residents in the form of higher water bills unless the board takes explicit action to set a different rate … Continue reading Maywood Decides Against Passing Chicago’s Roughly 2% Water Rate Increase Onto Residents

Trib: Maywood Man Killed in 2-Day Rash of Shootings in Chicago Aug. 2

Saturday, August 6, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews ||@village_free   A Maywood resident was among at least 11 victims of gun violence in Chicago over a roughly two-day period last week, according to an Aug. 3 Chicago Tribune report. “Donta Lee, 29, was killed in the first shooting that occurred Tuesday (Aug. 2),” the Tribune notes. “He was walking on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of … Continue reading Trib: Maywood Man Killed in 2-Day Rash of Shootings in Chicago Aug. 2

Water Rates to Increase Next Year by 15 Percent, Aging Infrastructure Only Adds to the Cost

A water main saddle tap. Photo by fierceenergy.com. Friday, October 3, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Chicago will increase it’s water rate by 15 percent and its sewer rate will increase from 92 percent to 96 percent of what it charges for water. Currently, Maywood, in addition to nearby suburbs such as Bellwood, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Melrose … Continue reading Water Rates to Increase Next Year by 15 Percent, Aging Infrastructure Only Adds to the Cost