Category: Business

Vote for Our Small Business of the Month for August!

Sunday, August 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews | #vfpbestinbiz

Earlier this month, we asked readers to nominate a small businesses that deserves our Small Business of the Month Award for August.

The three businesses that merited the most robust response from nominators were selected for this public voting round, where you’re invited to vote on your choice among the three finalists.

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County Commissioners Push for Repealing Sugary Drink Tax

Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Bob Skolnik/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images 

Five Cook County Commissioners announced on Aug. 9 that they will support an ordinance to repeal the controversial Cook County penny-an-ounce tax on pre-sweetened beverages.

Commissioners Richard Boykin (D-1st), Sean Morrison (R-17th) and Tim Schneider (R-15th) appeared at a press conference Aug. 9 at the County Building to announce their move to repeal the tax.

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Nominate a VFP Business of the Month for August

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Community members are invited to nominate a small business that they think is worthy of receiving the VFP Small Business of the Month Award for August.

You can submit your nominations by emailing the name and location of the business to or in a Facebook or Twitter message. You can also write the business name and location in the comments section below this article or under this article’s Facebook posting.

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Businessman Wants Renters to Reap What They Sow

Monday, August 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

According to a December 2016 study produced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an estimated 26 million people in the U.S. don’t have credit histories with any of the three national credit reporting companies. Less than three months ago, Leonard Dew, 46, was among them.

“I had never in my life used credit,” said Dew, an auto mechanic who owns a body shop in Chicago. “When I was younger, I had child support to pay and once they run your credit and see you got child support nobody wants anything to do with you. So I always paid cash — for everything.”

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Navistar to End Engine Production in Melrose Park, Lay Off 170 Workers

Thursday, August 3, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images

Navistar, the international truck and engine corporation based in Lisle, will stop producing engines at its Melrose Park location, according to an Aug. 3 report in Crain’s Chicago Business.

The move, which will reportedly take effect next year, will mean that 170 employees will be laid off, a company spokesperson told Crain’s.

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Savers Warehouse Facility in Bellwood to Layoff 23 By End of August

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Feature photo:

A Savers warehouse in Bellwood is scheduled to close at the end of this month, which will result in 23 workers losing their jobs, according to a July 10 Chicago Tribune report that cites a company spokeswoman. The facility is located at 4700 W. Proviso Drive.

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County Judge Dismisses Sugary Drink Beverage Lawsuit

Monday, July 31, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

A Cook County judge on July 28 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) aimed at stopping a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.

The tax will go into effect on Aug. 2, according to a press release from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

The ruling, announced last Friday afternoon, comes about a month after the new tax, passed in November 2016, was to be implemented. Friday’s decision is the latest twist in a weeks-long legal battle.

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