Illinois High School Sports Are Back (Kind Of)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 || By James Kay/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews  Illinois high school sports are (kind of) back. After working with the Illinois Department of Health, the IHSA announced on July 3 that it’s been approved to move to Stage 2, paving the way for programs to hold sport-specific workouts. Before the July 3 announcement, teams were restricted to […]

As Marijuana Sales Boom, Social Equity Applicants Sweat Licensing Delays

Thursday, July 9, 2020 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — One of the few things unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic’s presence in Illinois has been recreational marijuana sales. The $47.6 million spent on the product in June was the highest single-month amount since recreational marijuana use became legal at the beginning of the year, and sales have increased […]

Maywood To ‘Reopen’ To Public July 13

Thursday, July 9, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The village of Maywood will resume regular operations on July 13, several months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced officials to close Village Hall, 40 Madison St., to the public and put a pause on many other functions. The village board voted on March 17 to declare a state of emergency designed […]

Group Says Local Governments’ Hands Tied In COVID-19 Economic Response

Thursday, July 9, 2020 || By Rebecca Anzel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — Local government officials in Illinois have their hands “tied behind their back” when responding to COVID-19-related economic struggles, three community and business advocacy groups argued Thursday. “Burdensome, unnecessary” state rules dictating how federal CARES Act — Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security — funds are allocated […]