Willie Norfleet

Maywood’s Gun Violence, 15 Homicides Have Community Searching For Solutions

Sunday, November 1, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  So far this year, there have been 15 homicides in Maywood, 14 of them from gun violence and one the result of an inebriated driver who was later charged with vehicular homicide, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. Talley presented the figures during a town hall meeting held Oct. […]

Maywood’s Government Short-Staffed After COVID-19 Scares

Friday, August 21, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The village of Maywood is currently understaffed after a series of COVID-19 scares that happened in the last two weeks, with one employee claiming that the police department is not taking enough precautions to keep her safe. Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet Jr. confirmed that at least two employees who […]

Maywood Buzzing With Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During an interview on Aug. 11, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet Jr. outlined a series of infrastructure projects that are either already in process or scheduled to start in the fall. Several projects are being funded out of the village’s Madison Street/Fifth Avenue TIF district. Those projects include an estimated […]

Fred Hampton Pool In Maywood Closed This Summer, Officials Say At Town Hall

Saturday, June 13, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a town hall meeting on June 12, Maywood village officials and staffers updated residents on the state of village operations as the COVID-19 pandemic enters the summer season and continues to disrupt life for people nationwide, including in Maywood, even as some activities that were put on hold for […]

Maywood Officials Respond To Record May Flooding

Thursday, May 21, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews   May isn’t even over yet and it’s already the rainiest May in Chicago history, making this the third consecutive record-breaking May in terms of rainfall in the area. The National Weather Service reported that the city and suburbs got more than eight inches by May 19, as residents across Proviso […]

Maywood Approves FY 2021 Budget, Amends FY 2020 Budget

Saturday, May 2, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a regular meeting on April 21, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the FY 2021 budget. The village’s annual budget cycle runs from May 1 through April 30. The FY 2021 composite budget, which includes the total of all of the village’s separate funds, is $50,668,676. […]

Two Maywood Employees Contract COVID-19, State Of Emergency Extended

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Two Maywood employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet said during a COVID-19 town hall held April 14.  At the meeting, Norfleet also announced that the village is extending its state of emergency by another month to May 31. The manager added that the village may […]

Maywood To Embark On $2.1M In Alley, Street Improvements This Summer

Friday, February 21, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  This summer, workers will begin and complete roughly $2.1 million worth of alley and street improvements in Maywood. During a regular meeting on Jan. 21, the village board voted unanimously to authorize the work. Three alleys and four stretches of residential roadway in the village will see improvements. During the […]

Maywood Considering 5% Tax Levy Increase

Sunday, December 8, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The village of Maywood is contemplating increasing the Corporate Fund portion of its annual tax levy by 5 percent over last year’s levy, or a difference of $653,139 over last year’s Corporate Fund total of $13,062,778. The 5 percent increase in the village’s Corporate Fund would pay for various village […]

Maywood’s Abandoned Homes Less Blighted As New Ones Go Up, Officials Say

Friday, October 25, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a town hall held Oct. 24 at the village’s Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, village officials said that Maywood is making progress in the area of housing. They pointed to more than $400,000 in grant funding for maintaining abandoned residential properties and fresh interest from developers […]