June 1st, 20170605By Kevin Beese
BROADVIEW | The former owner of a Broadview industrial building is suing the village for $1.2 million, claiming that a tax incentive that could have closed an earlier deal was held up because of him failing to make a hefty campaign contribution.
The lawyer for the property owner said he is also forwarding the...
May 24th, 20170619By Kevin Beese
Changes are on the way for Bellwood School District 88, according to a member of the slate that won seats to shift control of the School Board.
“We have the majority and plan to set things in motion,” said Deborah Giles, a member of the Dream Team who won seats on both the School and Bellwood Library boards in...
May 24th, 20170456By KEVIN BEESE
BROADVIEW | An individual with 13 years' experience with Broadview governments is the village's new administrator.
Le'Tisa Jones, who handled accounts payable for the Broadview Park District for eight years and served in a similar role with Lindop School District 92 for five years, has taken on the role of...
May 19th, 20170889
By KEVIN BEESE
BELLWOOD | “Bellwood the Builder” is not like to be a PBS kids show anytime soon, but the concept has gotten rave reviews from residents and village officials alike so far.
With residents moving out of town for bigger homes, some vacant industrial land available for a song and builders bypassing the...
May 16th, 20170969By KEVIN BEESE
BROADVIEW | An investigation has been launched to determine if the Broadview Public Works Department was used for private auto repair work.
Videos have surfaced of late-night car repairs being done apparently in the Public Works garage, space intended for maintaining municipal vehicles.
“The mayor wants a...
May 11th, 201701342UPDATE
By Kevin Beese
BROADVIEW | Broadview is bringing on a politically connected law firm to represent the village in legal matters.
Four of the five new hires made political contributions to the party in charge or the former mayor.
Del Galdo Law Group, which donated $1,000 in March to the Broadview People's Party, the party...
May 10th, 20170759
By KEVIN BEESE
BROADVIEW | Catching a ride back from the city landed Katrina Thompson in the Broadview mayor's seat. As a Broadview Library trustee, Thompson headed to Cook County Chancery Court for the institution's lawsuit against the village for holding up permits for the library's remodeling effort. Being a winter...
May 4th, 20171515By Kevin Beese
BROADVIEW | Along with a full-time mayor, Broadview will soon also have a full-time village administrator.
The position is seen as someone to step in and run the village when Mayor Katrina Thompson is not present.
“I was in the office for eight years,” said Trustee Sherman Jones, who handed the mayor's gavel...
April 27th, 20170686By Kevin Beese
BELLWOOD | Many Bellwood homeowners could see a substantial drop in their mortgage payments in just a couple years.
That is because an estimated 800 Bellwood homes could get required flood insurance lifted from their mortgage after Addison Creek channel improvements and a detention pond in the village are...