May 11th, 201701208UPDATE
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, 20170671
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, 20170375By 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, 20170554By 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...
April 20th, 20170591By Kevin Beese
A baseball storage shed turned into a political football this week among Broadview officials.
Debate over the village’s role in financing the storage facility for a private organization became heated at times with one trustee angrily saying she would pay for the $5,000 shed herself and the commissioner of the...
April 20th, 20170623By Kevin Beese
Municipal attorneys and their fees have been a bone of contention with Broadview officials for two years and the last meeting of the current Village Board was no exception.
It took two votes at this week’s Village Board meeting to get the municipality’s vendors paid after an unsuccessful effort was made to...
April 12th, 201701094By KEVIN BEESE
BROADVIEW | Katrina Thompson of the Broadview People's Party earned the mayor's post earning 45 percent of the 1,730 votes cast. Thompson more than doubled the vote of her nearest opponent, independent Vernon Terry, who got 19 percent of the vote, to become Broadview’s first elected woman and the first African...
April 6th, 20170329By Kevin Beese
Children are always on the mind of longtime Maywood resident Wylmarie Sykes.
From her creation of the Operation Safe Child program with the Maywood police to her que
st to write 121 e-books on character in children, Sykes has a heart for the young people of the community.
The near victim of a kidnapping in...
March 30th, 20170224
Broadview and Maywood candidates made one of their final pitches for voter support at a West Suburban Journal forum last week.
Mayoral and trustee candidates from both villages stressed their qualifications and plans for their community at the forum held Thursday at the Broadview Park District's...