Public Safety

Broadview Police Acquire Automatic License Plate Readers 

Cars traveling on Roosevelt Road in Broadview. | File  Saturday, April 23, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Broadview Police Department has joined an array of suburban law enforcement agencies in acquiring automatic license plate readers.  The Broadview village board voted unanimously on March 21 in favor of a contract with the Flock Group, Inc., to provide the cameras. […]

Broadview Man Found Fatally Shot In Maywood April 2 

Sunday, April 3, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Feature Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/CC BY 2.0 A Broadview man died from fatal gunshot wounds on April 2, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.  According to police dispatch records, Xavier Harvey, 33, was found unresponsive and injured from multiple gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle parked on the […]

Berkeley PD, Triton Partner Up On Program For Recruiting, Training Part-Time Police

Berkeley Police Chief Timothy Larem at Berkeley Village Hall last year. | File  Friday, March 25, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Berkeley Police Chief Timothy Larem knows the benefits of entering the policing profession the somewhat unconventional way. Larem started out as a part-time police officer, which allowed him a foothold into the department that he would eventually […]

Illinois State Police Director Details Response To Expressway Shootings

Friday, March 11, 2022 || By Grace Kinnicutt/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly on March 7 outlined the department’s efforts and a proposed response to expressway shootings during a Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force hearing. Kelly said expressway shootings are one of the biggest challenges officers face, and he noted that a good […]

Loyola Announces No Covid Patients For First Time In 2 Years 

Ted Roberts, the first COVID-19 patient admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. | Screenshot/Loyola Medicine  Thursday, March 10, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  During a business trip to Main in March 2020, Ted Roberts fell ill.  “When I shook the associate’s hand, my whole body trembled,” Roberts recalled. “I knew something was wrong.”  Not long after […]

Westchester Approves New Bargaining Agreement With Firefighters 

The Westchester Fire Department. | File  Sunday, March 6, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a regular meeting on Feb. 22, the Westchester village board voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance authorizing a collective bargaining agreement between the village and the Westchester Professional Fire Fighters Local 4851, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).  The IAFF is the […]

Masks No Longer Required In Illinois, But Exceptions Linger 

Monday, February 28, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  On Monday, the statewide indoor mask mandate ended, with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle both agreeing to follow Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s lead and end city and county-wide mandates, as well. State and local officials also ended the vaccination card mandates, which required anyone seeking […]

Ike Expressway Shootings Down 70% This Year From 2021 

Commuters near the Harlem Avenue exit ramp on I-290 in February 2022. | File  Wednesday, February 23, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  As of Feb. 22, there were 28 shootings on Illinois tollways and highways, compared to 41 by this time last year — a decline of around 32%, according to the most recent data on expressway shootings […]

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