In From the Cold: Maywood Breaks Ground on New Metra Station

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, center, with Donald A. Orseno, Metra’s executive director and CEO, during a Nov. 7 groundbreaking ceremony for a new train depot at the village’s 5th Avenue Metra stop. Numerous trustees, along with state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) attended. | Shanel Romain/VFP | Below left: An architectural rendering of the proposed Metra stop. | Christopher Burke Engineering Monday, November 7, 2016 … Continue reading In From the Cold: Maywood Breaks Ground on New Metra Station

Maywood Approves $460K for Alley Improvements | $200K Approved for Train Station Construction | More

One of the alleys slated for improvement after the Maywood Board of Trustees voted to award a construction contract to Triggi Construction at a June 9 special meeting. | File Friday, June 10, 2016 || By Michael Romain  At a June 9 special meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees approved the awarding of a $456,709 contract to Triggi Construction, Inc. for alley and parking lot improvements. … Continue reading Maywood Approves $460K for Alley Improvements | $200K Approved for Train Station Construction | More

Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station

Saturday, August 1, 2015 || By Michael Romain  In the wake of the robust public denunciation of their recommendation to relocate a proposed Metra train station from 5th Avenue to 9th Avenue, Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) and Metra officials have backed away from the idea altogether. The construction of an actual train station to replace what amounts to a plastic bus shelter at the … Continue reading Amid Outrage, Railroad/Metra Officials Back Down from Idea to Relocate 5th Avenue Train Station