After Co-Signing On Defaulted Loan, Maywood Forced To Pay $300K Settlement For Failed Grocery Store

A photograph of the inside of Maywood Market when it was opened. | Benjamin Chernivsky/Chicago Tribune Thursday, April 14, 2016 || By Michael Romain || Update: 7:26 PM When it opened six years ago, Maywood Market was touted as the village’s “first full-service grocery store in more than 20 years” and former mayor Henderson Yarbrough noted that it was going to be the “catalyst to … Continue reading After Co-Signing On Defaulted Loan, Maywood Forced To Pay $300K Settlement For Failed Grocery Store

Maywood Police Station to Get a New Roof Amid Calls for Its Relocation

Permit drawings of proposed roof repairs for the Maywood police station. SMT Architects.  Monday, August 10, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 4:39 PM When it rains, it not only pours but the water — mixed with sewage — seeps up into the Maywood police station itself, sometimes damaging important electrical equipment and sometimes forcing people detained in the station’s basement holding cells to … Continue reading Maywood Police Station to Get a New Roof Amid Calls for Its Relocation

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