Maywood Signals It Won’t Pass Chicago’s Water Cost Increase Onto Residents

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Starting June 1, the City of Chicago will raise water rates by 1.54 percent, or $3.94 per 1,000 gallons. That’s an estimated $56,000 over the total it charged Maywood last year. The water rate hike is due to an increase in the Consumer Price Index inflation rate.

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Melrose Park Store Is Among Top Sellers of ‘Crime Guns’ in Chicago Area

Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Suburban Sporting Goods in Melrose Park, which is among the top 10 dealers of “crime guns” in the Chicago area. | Google Earth

During last month’s Taste of Melrose Park, police in that village sold $10 raffle tickets for the chance to win a semiautomatic rifle alongside $3 artichoke casserole. The police, who also raffled off a handgun, said that the raffle was a fundraiser for their union, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report released at the time.

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Maywood Water, Garbage Hauling Fees Could Increase; Village Board Considers Dumping Allied Waste

Friday, October 9, 2015 || By Michael Romain At a Sept. 30, Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees discussed coming water and garbage hauling rate increases, with one trustee recommending that the village seek alternatives to its current waste hauling contractor Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste Industries — whose services residents have complained about over the years. Coming water rate increase … Continue reading Maywood Water, Garbage Hauling Fees Could Increase; Village Board Considers Dumping Allied Waste