Former Melrose Park Cop Caught Stealing Drugs Gets 11 Years
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Former Melrose Park Cop Caught Stealing Drugs Gets 11 Years

Thursday, July 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Greg Salvi, 44, the former Melrose Park police detective who pleaded guilty in April to multiple felony counts associated with selling stolen drugs was sentenced on July 26 to 11 years in prison, according to the Chicago Tribune. Salvi pleaded guilty earlier this year … Continue reading

When Michelle Obama’s Former Hairstylist ‘Moved On Up To’ Maywood
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When Michelle Obama’s Former Hairstylist ‘Moved On Up To’ Maywood

Friday, July 21, 2017 || By Local Media Curator || @maywoodnews Michael “Rahni” Flowers, the 30-year owner of the upscale Van Cleef Hair Studio in Chicago, recently talked to Crain’s Chicago Business about his many celebrity clients, his experiences styling perhaps the most famous client of all (former First Lady Michelle Obama) and, among other things, … Continue reading

Sun-Times: Ex-Melrose Park Cop Caught Selling Drugs Bragged About His Crimes
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Sun-Times: Ex-Melrose Park Cop Caught Selling Drugs Bragged About His Crimes

Friday, July 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a July 13 Chicago Tribune article, Gregory Salvi, a former Melrose Park police officer who admitted to selling drugs that were stolen from his department’s evidence room, could serve more than 10 years in prison. “But with his sentencing hearing approaching later … Continue reading

Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report
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Cook County’s Property Tax System Burdens the Poor, Blesses the Rich, Shows Tribune Report

A three-part Chicago Tribune investigation reveals gaping inequities in Cook County’s property tax system.  Thursday, June 8, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A comprehensive three-part investigative report by the Chicago Tribune’s Jason Grotto lays bare not only Cook County’s deeply unfair system of taxing property, but also what appears to have been … Continue reading

Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs
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Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs

Norman Rockwell | “New Kids in the Neighborhood,” 1967 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A new study by the Metropolitan Planning Council’s research chief, Alden Loury, examines what happens to a town’s jobs climate when its white residents leave and, as is usually the case, black or brown residents … Continue reading

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners
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Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners

Monday, April 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Chicago Magazine recently named Melrose Park among the best places in the Chicago area for first-time home buyers. The feature spread, titled “Where to Buy Now,” will appear in the April issue. The village was listed along with Niles and Des Plaines. “In this … Continue reading

Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute
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Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The New York Times’ “The Upshot” blog has developed an interesting interactive graphic that shows the correlation between the price of homes (per square foot), the quality of schools (based on grade-level proficiency) and the average commute time of residents within a given school district. … Continue reading