Broadview Mayor Pushes For State Transportation Bill

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12/12/18

Featured image: Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, right, with Ford Heights Mayor Annie Coulter, left, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. | Courtesy Mayor Katrina Thompson 

During a Dec. 11 press conference, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined members of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to express support for state legislation that would pay for additional infrastructure repairs through an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax. 

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Former Maywood Commander Tapped To Lead Chicago Police Oversight Body

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sydney Roberts, a former Maywood police commander and director of the Illinois Secretary of State Police, has been selected to lead COPA. | Sydney Roberts/LinkedIn

A former commander with the Maywood Police Department has been selected to lead the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the city’s new police oversight agency.

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Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) Leads Passage of Minimum Wage Legislation

Friday, February 6, 2015 || Originally Published: Austin Weekly News || By Michael Romain, Editor Workers throughout the state might get a slight pay increase if Gov. Rauner signs a bill that passed the Illinois State Senate Thursday, Feb. 5, on a 35-18-1 vote. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kimberly Lighford (D-Maywood), “would raise Illinois’ minimum wage from $8.25 to $9 by July 1. The … Continue reading Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) Leads Passage of Minimum Wage Legislation