Metra Increases Rush Hour, Off-Peak Service In West Suburbs

Saturday, July 10, 2021 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  Starting July 12, Metra is increasing weekday service levels on all of its lines. The change brings Metra’s operating schedule in the west suburbs closer to what it was before the pandemic. In a statement, Metra officials said they plan to offer more pre-pandemic off-peak options while  also increasing service […]

Pritzker Signs Bill Expanding Covered Medicaid Services

Saturday, July 10, 2021 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents who have health coverage through Medicaid now have access to a broad range of services including mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, smoking cessation and dental services. Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 2294, which passed unanimously out of both chambers during the […]

New Federal Map Shows Proviso’s Internet Divide

Saturday, July 10, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Feature Photo by Thomas Jensen on Unsplash Earlier this month, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released an interactive map that starkly illustrates the geographic, economic and racial disparities in broadband access across the country and across Proviso Township, in particular. The map takes a range of public […]