Category: Business

Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends

Friday, December 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a Dec. 1 press conference at a supermarket in Cicero. | Commissioner Boykin/Twitter 

At midnight on Dec. 1, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage tax — which imposed a penny per ounce increased tax on the retail sale of sweetened beverages in the county — effectively ended.

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Maywood Says Suspensions, Fines Not Enough for Loosie Sellers

Thursday, November 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11/17/17

Featured image: Falcon Fuel in Maywood, which has been caught selling illegal cigarettes and possessing drug paraphernalia. | Google Earth 

Some customers who may be looking to buy tobacco from Sam’s Quick Stop, 1919 St. Charles Rd. in Maywood, may be disappointed for a while.

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Melrose Park Store Is Among Top Sellers of ‘Crime Guns’ in Chicago Area

Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Suburban Sporting Goods in Melrose Park, which is among the top 10 dealers of “crime guns” in the Chicago area. | Google Earth

During last month’s Taste of Melrose Park, police in that village sold $10 raffle tickets for the chance to win a semiautomatic rifle alongside $3 artichoke casserole. The police, who also raffled off a handgun, said that the raffle was a fundraiser for their union, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report released at the time.

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European Confections Giant to Acquire Ferrara Candy

Thursday, October 19, 2017 || By Bob Uphues/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Ferrara Candy Company in Forest Park. | Wednesday Journal file 

Ferrara Candy Company, acquired by the private equity firm L Catterton in 2012 to create the third-largest non-chocolate confectionary company in the country, will be sold to the Alba, Italy-based Ferrero Group, makers of Nutella, Tic Tacs and Fannie May candies, the companies announced in a joint press release on Oct. 18.

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Maywood-based National Cycle Inc. Planning to Expand Operations

Thursday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An architectural rendering of a proposed new building that National Cycle Inc. plans to build next to its current facility at 2200 S. Maywood Dr. | National Cycle 

National Cycle Inc., located at 2200 S. Maywood Drive in Maywood, is planning to expand its manufacturing operations by building a roughly 28,0000-square-foot building nearby.

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With Soda Tax Canned, Area Business Owners Hope Customers, Revenue Return

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mike Nutley, one of the owners of Ed’s Way in Forest Park, inside of his store earlier this summer. | Wednesday Journal File

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 on Wednesday to repeal the deeply unpopular sweetened beverage tax, which tacked on an additional penny per ounce onto certain sugary drinks. The roll back goes into effect on Dec. 1.

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Loyola to Acquire Berwyn Hospital as Part of Expansion Effort

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Center for Translational Research and Education located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus. |www.luc.edu 

Maywood-based Loyola Medicine has agreed to acquire MacNeal Hospital — a century-old, 368-bed community medical center based in Berwyn — along with its affiliate operations, from Tenet Healthcare Corporation, which is an international for-profit healthcare services company based in Dallas, Texas.

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