Tag: Bellwood

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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Bellwood Man Fatally Shot While Trying To Rob 58-Year-Old In Chicago

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A 23-year-old Bellwood man was fatally shot on Jan. 8 while trying to rob an older man in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report, published Jan. 9, and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Jan. 8 Bellwood Shooting Now Being Treated As Homicide After Man Dies

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 1/14/18

Featured image: Lazarrek Ellis, who was fatally shot on Jan. 8 | Facebook 

Local law enforcement officials are treating a shooting that happened outside of a Bellwood nightclub on Jan. 8 as a homicide after a man was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center not long after the incident.

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Bellwood Man Starts GoFundMe To Bury Baby Daughter Slain In Joliet

Thursday, January 4, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Updated: 8:32 p.m.

Featured image: The photo of Cherish Freeman, included in a GoFundMe post created by her father, Justin Freeman. | Justin Freeman/GoFundMe 

A Bellwood man has started a GoFundMe campaign in order to pay for the funeral and burial of his 8-month-old daughter, who police say was fatally beaten by her mother in a Joliet motel last month.

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Bellwood’s 30th Ave. To Be Renamed After Owner of People Cab on Nov. 18

Monday, November 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, along with other village officials, will be on hand to rename 30th Ave. in Bellwood after J.W. Scott, the longtime owner of People Cab, 238 Mannheim Rd. in Bellwood.

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Bellwood Gets $300K Grant to Resurface Washington Blvd.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A portion of Washington Blvd. that is scheduled to be repaved sometime next spring thanks to a $300,000 federal grant awarded to Bellwood. | Google Earth

The village of Bellwood recently received a $300,000 grant to resurface a stretch of Washington Blvd., from the viaduct near Addison Creek west to Eastern Blvd., according to Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey.

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