Category: Business

Mayor Calls New Thornton’s Gas Station In Bellwood A ‘Game Changer’

Friday, January 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bellwood village officials, community leaders and Thorntons representatives cut the ribbon on the new gas station during a Jan. 12 ceremony. | Michael Romain 

Hildred Taylor, a People Cab driver who lives in Chicago, was among the first customers in line since the new Thorntons gas station, 1125 S. 25th Ave., in Bellwood, opened for business on Jan. 11.

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Cinemark In Melrose Park To Undergo Renovations, Luxury Seats Coming

Thursday, January 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cinemark Melrose Park, which is slated for upgrades this year. | Cinemark Treasures 

Cinemark Melrose Park, 1001 W. North Ave., in Melrose Park, will soon be getting a serious makeover. Cinemark Holdings, Inc., announced that the theater, which first opened in 1997, will undergo renovations and upgrades in a Jan. 10 statement.

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Maywood Board Hears Development Proposal For First And Lake Sites

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Could a Starbucks possibly be headed to Maywood?

Representatives with a Burr Ridge-based commercial real estate brokerage say that the idea of the global coffee behemoth landing another outpost in the west suburb isn’t all that far-fetched.

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Domestic Shipping Company Looking To Build Facility In Maywood

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A rendering of a proposed trucking facility that Mit Express is looking to build in Maywood at 1001 W. St. Charles Rd. | Mit Express 

A domestic shipping company that is currently headquartered in Broadview, and that has operations in four states, is looking to purchase a village-owned property in Maywood in order to build a domestic transportation facility.

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‘This Is Shameful,’ Says Boykin of Hospital System’s Lack of Black Contractors

Saturday, December 16, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin  (1st) during a Dec. 11 press conference about the CCHHS’s lack of black contractors. | Courtesy Commissioner Boykin

As of October of this year, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System had spent around $165 million on contracts to purchase things like medical supplies and equipment, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Contract Compliance.

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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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