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Technological business
district begins in Maywoo
d
An important part of Maywood’s Economic
Growth Initiative (EGI) got under way recently
with a kickoff event at the Global Business
Center, located at 840 S. 17th Ave.
The event introduced residents and village
officials who attended—among them Mayor
Edwenna Perkins and trustee Isiah Brandon—
to the start of a Maywood technological
business district, with classes in 3-D printing ,
coding and app development being offered to
Maywood youths ages 16-24.....
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Landmark status stays on
Widows Home property
Any developer of property in Maywood that
has landmark designation, such as the Widows
Home at First Avenue and Lake Street, will
have to meet certain requirements....
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Maywood Market:  Village
stuck with paying off
defunct grocery store loan
East and West meet in
Volley for the Cure game
Proviso West and Proviso East’s girl’s
volleyball teams faced off in their
annual meeting recently, but this
contest has taken on a cause over the
years that will always be more
significant than which team wins this
particular match.  It’s about winning
the fight against cancer.
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The village of Maywood is opting to pay off the
more than $200,000 it is on the hook for in
securing financing for the now defunct
Maywood Market....
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Six make pitch to be
Maywood mayor
Although the first candidate petitions have
yet to be filed, six people have already
expressed their intention to run for
Maywood village president.  
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'Maywood Machine' shifts
back into gear
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Two years after Maywood voters ousted
Henderson Yarbrough as mayor of the long-
troubled western suburb, he’s back on the
village board, winning a trustee seat in the
April 7 election.  
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Checks and balances
Pension payments mean
higher tax levy
Pension payments mean
higher tax levy
A group of six Democratic state representatives,
including 7th District Rep. Chris Welch, filed a lawsuit
earlier this month in Cook County against now-former
state Comptroller Leslie Munger in an effort to collect
pay that Munger has withheld from lawmakers since
June due to the budget crisis.  
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Welch part of legislators’
lawsuit to collect pay
No response to village
efforts to save Aldi's
Last-ditch efforts to avert the closing of Maywood's
only full-service grocery store appear to be falling on
deaf ears.
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Some residents plead for
more economic
development in wake of
Aldi’s pending closing
Around 50 people attended a meeting last Thursday at
the Maywood Public Library to discuss problems and
identify solutions in the wake of the scheduled
Christmas Eve closing of Aldi’s at 216 W. Madison St.

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Op-ed:  How we define
community, shapes
community
I have on several occasions written about the
importance of voting.  It's mind-boggling to me that
people don't take the time to educate themselves on the
issues, show up and make their voices heard when so
much is at stake.  
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Op-ed: I'm not alone
Let me introduce myself.

I am a woman who never finished college. I suffered
PTSD after a vicious assault that made it incredibly
difficult to continue at my university.

Fortunately my boss at the technology company
where I was interning told me she’d hire me full time
with or without a degree, she saw my value and
would advocate for me. I took her up on it and she
kept her word.  
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