May 24th, 20170887By 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, 201701269
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, 201701478By 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, 201701737UPDATE
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, 201701091
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, 20170955By 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, 201701231By 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, 20170863By 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, 20170904By 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...