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Black Friday Strikes Again: The High Cost of Wal-Mart’s Low Prices
Business / National News / Reading from Around the Web

Black Friday Strikes Again: The High Cost of Wal-Mart’s Low Prices

  Customers shop during Black Friday promotions at a Wal-Mart store in Bentonville, Arkansas. Caption by Bloomberg. Photo by Gunnar Rathbun for Invision/AP. Is Wal-Mart finally responding to its workers’ frustrations? Friday, November 28, 2014 || Originally Published by Bloomberg Businessweek || Susan Berfield  Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) workers and activists have a new holiday tradition: … Continue reading

Rep. Welch Urges Holiday Shoppers to Support Locally Owned Business Tomorrow During Small Business Saturday
Business / Community Development / Press Release

Rep. Welch Urges Holiday Shoppers to Support Locally Owned Business Tomorrow During Small Business Saturday

Welch at a small business in Proviso Township. Photo by Rep. Welch.  Friday, November 28, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  WESTCHESTER, Ill. – In recognition of Small Business Saturday, State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, is asking holiday shoppers to support locally owned businesses this holiday season. Welch will meet constituents doing holiday shopping on Saturday, during … Continue reading

Al’s Drive-in Re-opens With New Look, Glossier Menu — Same Chuck
Business / Community Notebook

Al’s Drive-in Re-opens With New Look, Glossier Menu — Same Chuck

Chuck is back in his element after Al’s underwent five weeks of renovations. Below, pics of the new and improved Al’s Drive-in. Photos and video by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD || Less than two months after it caught fire, Al’s Drive-in is back … Continue reading

Two Forest Parkers to Run for Proviso D209 Board
Education / Elections

Two Forest Parkers to Run for Proviso D209 Board

Forest Parkers Claudia Medina and Nathan “Ned” Wagner announced they will run for Proviso Township High School District 209 school board in the April, 2015 election. Caption by Forest Park Review. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 || Originally Published: Monday, November 24, 2014 by the Forest Park Review || Jean Lotus, Editor Two Forest Park residents have … Continue reading

With Eye Toward Servicing More of Proviso Township, West Cook YMCA Partners with Westlake in Melrose Park
Community Notebook / Health / Healthcare / Township News

With Eye Toward Servicing More of Proviso Township, West Cook YMCA Partners with Westlake in Melrose Park

Equipment setup at a cholesterol and blood glucose screening station during Saturday’s family health fair co-hosted by the West Cook YMCA and Westlake Hospital. Below, Melrose Park Mayor Ronald Serpico during the fair. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 10:37 PM MELROSE PARK … Continue reading