Maywood Fire

Fire Sweeps Through House In Maywood

A raging fire broke out Wednesday morning at a house in west suburban Maywood.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Emanuel Has Plan To Recover Unpaid Water Bills From Suburbs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a plan to recover almost $15 million owed by some suburbs for unpaid water services provided by the City of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Maywood Police Chief talks with CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli about the suburb's crime problem.

Maywood Grapples With Crime Wave

The police in suburban Maywood say that gangs, drugs and prison inmates beyond their capacity to stop, so they are asking the Cook County Sheriff’s Department for help in quelling the crime wave.


Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

Maywood Trustee Used Cop As Chauffeur

Andy Shaw, President and CEO of the Better Government Association is taking issue with the police chief in Maywood describing the use of officers to chauffeur trustees as a “courtesy”.


Dominique Thomas was killed when a car crashed into an apartment while she was sleeping. (Credit: LEARN Charter School)

Girl, 14, Killed When Car Slams Into Building In Maywood

Maywood police are looking for the passenger of a car that crashed into an apartment building after a shooting early Tuesday morning, killing a girl as she was sleeping.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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City Taking Steps To Collect Millions In Unpaid Water Bills

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is actively going after $15 million in unpaid water bills owed to the city by four Chicago suburbs. He also promised to take another look at free water that the city supplies to various non-profit groups.

CBS 2–09/22/2011

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: City Owed Millions In Unpaid Water Bills From Suburbs

The city of Chicago is owed $47 million in unpaid water bills. It’s a big number for a cash-strapped city. A Better Government Association study found that those who owe much of that money might not be who you expect.

CBS 2–09/21/2011

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4 Maywood Residents Claim Village Blocking Records Requests

Last spring, in a chance meeting, Maywood village trustee candidate Cheryl Ealey asked Village Clerk Gary Woll why the village was dragging its feet on the release of a number of documents sought by those challenging the administration. Ealey claims that Woll told her that the village “won’t give you information to use against us.”

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2011

Fatal Shooting

Two Slain, Three Wounded In Maywood Crime Wave

Police are beefing up patrols on 19th Avenue in Maywood Sunday because shootings there have left two men murdered and three other people wounded Saturday and Sunday.



Austin Neighborhood Man Shot Dead In Maywood

Maywood police are investigating the slaying of a Chicago man early Saturday in the west suburb, police said.


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Extra-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Maywood Retirement Center

An extra-alarm fire broke out Wednesday morning in a retirement community building in Maywood.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Man Shot In Head In Shootout With Maywood Cops

A Maywood man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head after allegedly getting into a shootout with police early this morning.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2011

Al "Boogie" Clemons

Wisconsin Man Caught In Sting Trying To Sell Dog For Fights

A man came all the way from Wisconsin to sell his pit bull for dogfighting, and he likely won’t be going home anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Gwendolyn Robinson, 49, stole about $404,655 between July 2006 and November 2009 while serving as the agency’s executive director.

Former Housing Official Accused Of Stealing $400K

The former head of the Maywood Housing Authority has been indicted on theft charges for allegedly funneling rent money intended for poor people toward her own suburban mortgage.


Fred Hampton Aquatic Center. (Credit: Village Of Maywood)

As Heat Soars, Tight Budget Keeps Maywood Pool Closed

As the heat index soars into the triple digits, families often look to the community pool as a low-cost way to cool down.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Fatal Shooting

Two Teen Boys Shot In Maywood Die

Two teenage boys were slain in possibly related shootings that occurred two hours apart in west suburban Maywood early Saturday.


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2 Killed In Maywood Crash, Baby Seriously Injured

Police in Maywood say a three-car crash last night that killed two people has injured three people – including a five-week-old girl who was hurt more seriously than originally thought.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2011

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Members Of Bloods Street Gang Found In Chicago Area

The Bloods street gang has never had a presence in the Chicago area. That’s changing.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Cook County Seal

Cook County Defers Some Major Projects

Cook County has come up with a capital improvements program that puts the brakes on some big projects that once had a green light.

WBBM Newsradio–04/20/2011


Sheriff: Man Stole $900,000 From Aunt With Alzheimer’s

A Melrose Park man has been charged with stealing more than $900,000 from his late aunt, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011