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Breaking: County Commissioners Urge Aldi to Keep Maywood Store Open

Cook County Commissioners Jeffrey Tobolski and Richard Boykin, whose district encompasses Maywood. | Submitted 

aldi-signTuesday, 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:

F E A T U R E D  E V E N T

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4 thoughts on “Breaking: County Commissioners Urge Aldi to Keep Maywood Store Open

  1. Aldi’s is looking for a large tax break with the new republican administration coming to power in January it’s open season on tax payers across the nation. All Aldi’s care about is their bottom line. Who’ll be next to theart to close down to insure the value of return for their shareholders . So what if a community is left in a food dessert just as long as a profit is garanteed. Word to the wise these same communities provide our nations armed forces .

  2. THANK YOU!!!
    I sent an email to the Corp Office today. We all need to do our part.

    “We are the Ones” … President Obama

    Thank you TVFP for updates.

  3. This is just the beginning. But, still…now the residents of Maywood need to come to these town hall meetings at the village hall, and have their voice be heard. There should be no excuses why a lot people do not want to be involve and know what is going on in their community.

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