Harlem Avenue Bed Bath & Beyond Survives Amid Latest Closings

The Forest Park Bed Bath & Beyond. | Google Earth  Wednesday, September 21, 2022 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The Forest Park outlet of Bed Bath & Beyond, 215 S. Harlem Ave., is among the 20 Illinois locations that avoided the ax in a round of store closings announced last week. According to the list published on its website, […]

Community Voices Event Postponed

A vulnerability map that’s shown inside of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s “Community Voices” report. The map is based “15 factors of vulnerability,” including educational attainment, income and wealth levels, and homeownership. | Screenshot Wednesday, September 21, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s Community Voices event that was scheduled to take place […]

What Happens When Cash Bail Ends?

State Rep. Justin Slaughter, DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, state Sen. Robert Peters and state Sen. John Curran. | Justin Fowler, State Journal-Register; Bobberlin.com; Capitol News Illinois Wednesday, September 21, 2022 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, cash bail will be abolished in Illinois. The measure that will eliminate it has […]

Broadview Marks Alley Milestone, More

An alleyway in Broadview that was recently repaved. | File  Wednesday, September 21, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  More alley improvements came to Broadview this year thanks to a $200,000 grant from Cook County. In July, the village board voted on a contract with Triggi Construction worth $364,086. Triggi, based in West Chicago, was the lowest of three […]

‘Party for the Preserves’ To Celebrate Cook County’s Public Lands Sept. 24

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is encouraging residents to enjoy the outdoors at its Party for the Preserves, with family-friendly events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The parties will be at three Forest Preserves sites that are the […]

Village Free Press To Host Inaugural Open Editorial Meeting At Berkeley Public Library

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash  The Village Free Press will host our first-ever Open Editorial Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., at Berkeley Public Library, 1637 Taft Ave. in Berkeley. This is an opportunity for VFP readers and Proviso-area community stakeholders to engage with VFP staffers. Learn […]