Category: Reading from Around the Web

Tribune: IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras That May Not Be Needed

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A sign notifying drivers of a red light camera. | Getty Images 

A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.

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Sun-Times: Melrose Park Police Raffled Off Assault Rifle During Taste

Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Melrose Park mayor Ronald Serpico at the 2017 Taste of Melrose Park. | File 

Apparently, there was more than $3 dishes, music and dancing at the 37th Annual Taste of Melrose Park, which was held Sept. 1 through Sept. 3.

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Proviso East Grad, Maywood Resident Featured in Crain’s

Sunday, September 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Nick Brown | Facebook 

Proviso East graduate and Maywood resident Nick Brown, 31, was recently featured in a Sept. 9 article in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Brown is the creator and operator of Glappitnova, what Crain’s calls “a multiday, multicity conference for young artists and entrepreneurs.” According to its website, Glappitnova is designed to create productive collisions.

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How Melrose Park Became the Inspiration for the Melrose Pepper

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Feature photo: Melrose Peppers “sautéed in olive oil with a little red sauce.” | Photo and recipe: Proud Italian Cook

The Chicago Tribune recently published an eye-opening story about Joseph and Lucia Napolitano, a couple who traveled to Ellis Island from Italy in 1903 before settling in Melrose Park.

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‘Let This Boy Make It’: A Bellwood Shooting Victim’s Story Goes National

Monday, August 21, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Feature photo: A screenshot of the Washington Post profile of new Bellwood resident Latee Smith, from the paper’s website. | Washington Post 

Last year, on March 21, 2016, 15-year-old Latee Smith was shot on the West Side of Chicago. He’d barely survived. But as soon as he got out of surgery, his mind kept racing around one theme: killing the person who nearly killed him.

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Fallen Proviso West Football Star A Profile of Forgiveness

Sunday, August 20, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Feature Photo: Hubert “Boo Boo” Thompson during his days at Proviso West 

Hubert “Boo Boo” Thompson, 38, was once so dominant on the football field as an elite defensive lineman for Proviso West High School that highly respected recruits thought he might be able to skip college and go straight to the NFL.

The national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming described Thompson as “one of the best defensive linemen ever to come out of the Chicago area.”

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Melrose Park Mailman, Retiring After 60 Years, Among Longest-serving in History

Sunday, August 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

When Garland Gralow, 83, of Melrose Park, began working with the United States Postal Service in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.

Sixty years and 11 presidents later, Gralow has reached the end of the 25th Avenue route he’s worked ever since joining the postal service, according to an Aug. 2 report by CBS Chicago, which covered the popular postal worker’s last days on the job before retiring.

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