Cook County Commissioners Jeffrey Tobolski and Richard Boykin, whose district encompasses Maywood. | Submitted
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
In a joint statement released today, Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin (1st) and Jeffrey Tobolski (16th) urged Aldi to keep its Maywood location open.
Last week, Aldi announced that it was closing the Maywood store at 215 Madison St. on Dec. 24. The news has prompted widespread outrage and alarm among community members.
“Closing the only grocery store in Maywood on Christmas Eve is a travesty,” said Boykin, whose district encompasses Maywood, in the Dec. 13 statement.
“This closure will make grocery shopping more difficult for Maywood residents and potentially will leave them without the ability to purchase nutritious food,” he said.
The statement noted that the two county commissioners “are committed to working with Aldi to determine the availability of county resources or incentives to encourage the company to keep this much-needed grocery store open.”
The commissioners also sent a letter to Aldi U.S. CEO Jason Hart, which can be read in full below: