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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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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Bellwood Man Dies After Fire on Saturday

Sunday, August 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

One man has died from injuries related to a fire that happened on Saturday evening in Bellwood, according to authorities.

According to dispatch records, a one-alarm fire was reported at 218 Englewood Ave. in Bellwood on Aug. 12 at around 6:14 p.m.

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Bernice Hurley

Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Bernice Hurley, a longtime Bellwood resident who lived in Aurora, passed away on Aug. 8 after a long illness, according to family members. She was 70.

Hurley was born on Scott on Feb. 2, 1947, to Emma Boston and John Byas. As a child, she attended Shady Grove Baptist Church in Greenville and received Jesus Christ at an early age.

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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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D209 Hires Nonprofit to Engage Community

Friday, August 11, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

The Proviso District 209 Board of Education on Aug. 8 unanimously approved a $60,000 contract with Youth Guidance, a Chicago-based nonprofit, to help the school district engage with parents and community members.

The contract is fully funded through an Illinois State Board of Education grant and is part of the district’s continued push for more integration with the greater Proviso community. As part of that focus on community engagement, the district in June also hired two new parent coordinators, who started working a few weeks ago.

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