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Maywood Among First 16 Communities To Join EV Readiness Program

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash Last month, ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus announced that 16 suburbs will comprise the inaugural cohort of communities to participate in their EV Readiness Program, an initiative launched earlier this year “to help local governments prepare to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) […]

Living Fresh Market Fleshes Out Plans For Second Maywood Store 

The remodeled interior of Living Fresh Market in Forest Park. The owners are looking to locate a second location in Maywood. | File  Sunday, October 30, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The developers of Living Fresh Market, the grocery store at 7520 Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, gave the public a glimpse of what a second Maywood location […]

Maywood Organizations Showcase Services At Unity Day 

Dancers perform a folkloric dance at National Unity Day at the Maywood Multipurpose Building in Maywood on Oct. 19. | Shanel Romain/Staff  Thursday, October 20, 2022 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  On Oct. 19, the village of Maywood hosted a range of community organizations and nonprofits at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, for Unity […]

Maywood Looking To Establish Cigar, Hookah And Cannabis Commission

Saturday, October 8, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo by Wesley Balten on Unsplash The village of Maywood is looking to create a Cigar, Hookah and Cannabis Commission. During a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 4, Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker said that the commission would regulate businesses seeking licenses to operate cigar, hookah and cannabis shops in much […]

As It Plans Demolitions, Maywood Looks To Bellwood’s Home-Building Project As Potential Model

Sunday, September 8, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  As Maywood officials identify eyesore properties throughout the village to demolish, they’re also looking at what to do with the vacant lots that will replace them. And Bellwood’s popular experiment in home-building came up as an example of what Maywood might do to make its housing base more viable. During […]

Kroger Formally Opens Maywood Warehouse

Kroger Co. representatives and village officials, including Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker, attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kroger’s new distribution center in Maywood on Aug. 23. | Courtesy Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker/Facebook  Friday, August 26, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Kroger Co.’s new 80,000-square-foot fulfillment center at 1900 Maywood Drive in Maywood officially opened for business […]

Maywood Gets $2.3M Grant For 5th Avenue, Lake Street Improvements 

A pedestrian walks along 5th Avenue in Maywood on Aug. 19. The corridor will receive millions in physical enhancements due to a state grant. | File Friday, August 19, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Maywood was one of 50 communities across Illinois to receive a grant to fund infrastructure improvements in key commercial corridors, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office […]

Maywood Hopes Abandoned Grocery Store Can Become ‘Living Fresh Market 2.0’

The site of the former Maywood Market, located at 615 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. The village hopes Living Fresh Market can open a second location inside of the facility. | File  Thursday, August 18, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A Forest Park grocery store has expressed interest in setting up a second location in Maywood, which hasn’t […]

Maywood Honors 111-Year-Old Susie Lewis, Village’s Oldest Living Resident 

Susie Lewis with her great-great-great grandson, 2-year-old Isaiah Jackson, of Dolton, during the matriarch’s 108th birthday celebration in Maywood in 2019. | File  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 || By Community Editor || || @maywoodnews   During a regular meeting on Aug. 16, the Maywood Board of Trustees honored Susie Lewis, the village’s oldest living resident. Lewis turned 111 on Aug. 11.  Maywood […]

Maywood Mayor Says His DUI Suspension Was Rescinded Due To Lack Of Evidence  

Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker at a community event earlier this year. | File  Tuesday, August 2, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker said he’s ready to move on a few months after his arrest for DUI and obstructing traffic. “At the last court date on July 1, the statutory suspension for a DUI […]