Maywood, Bellwood, Melrose Park Ranked Among U.S. Cities With Lowest Average Credit Scores

January, 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain  According to a recent survey by the personal finance network WalletHub, the average credit scores of residents in Bellwood, Maywood and Melrose Park are among the lowest in the nation. Financial experts compared the average credit scores (as of September 2015) of people who live in 2,570 U.S. municipalities. Their ranking is based on data retrieved from TransUnion, a credit and … Continue reading Maywood, Bellwood, Melrose Park Ranked Among U.S. Cities With Lowest Average Credit Scores

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