Russ Wajda

Federal $1.4M Grant Allows Hillside To Hire 3 Firefighters

Monday, February 22, 2021 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The federal government’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic had an unexpected benefit for the Hillside Fire Department. In 2020, Hillside applied for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing For Adequate Fire And Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in order to hire three firefighter paramedics and keep them on for at least […]

Hillside Lumber Company Seeking Tax Incentive

Sunday, February 21, 2021 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  Hillside Lumber, located at 4324-38 Warren Ave. in Hillside, is applying for Cook County’s Class 6(b) property tax incentive classification, which, if successful, will reduce the company’s property taxes by more than half over the next 10 years. The family-owned lumber supply company has been operating in Hillside since it launched […]

Hillside To Start Holding Board Meetings On Zoom

Friday, December 11, 2020 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The village of Hillside will begin holding its regular board meetings by way of Zoom, village officials announced recently. The move comes several weeks after a group of local activists urged the board and village administrators to start doing meetings remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the village’s website, […]

Hillside To Consider Roughly 5% Levy Increase At Dec. 21 Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews  The village of Hillside is proposing levying $13,364,816 in property taxes in 2021, which would represent a 4.91 percent increase compared to the previous year. The Hillside Board of Trustees officially announced the levy during its Nov. 23 meeting, with the final vote scheduled for the Dec. 21 meeting. According […]

A Dollar Tree Is Moving Into Part Of Old Leamington Store In Hillside, Next To Family Dollar

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Work is currently underway to convert part of the former Leamington Foods, 550 Mannheim Road in Hillside, into a Dollar Tree — just a few doors down from the Family Dollar that’s currently located at 560 Mannheim Road. Hillside Village Administrator Russ Wajda said that construction permits have been completed […]