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Village People: J.W. Scott, 86, Gets His Due

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: J.W. Scott, center, is presented with an honorary street sign bearing his name by Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey on Nov. 18. | Courtesy Mayor Andre Harvey

J.W. Scott, the 86-year-old founder of People Cab Co. in Bellwood, was recently featured in a John Fountain column in the Chicago Sun-Times — the article the result of a Nov. 18 street naming ceremony. Henceforth and forevermore, a portion of St. Charles Rd. (near 30th Ave.) will be “Honorary J.W. Scott Ave.”

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A Nov. 29 Aurora Carjacking Ends in Bellwood Arrest

Sunday, December 3, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Taytianna B. Jones | Kane County sheriff’s office

A woman and two juveniles were arrested in Bellwood on Nov. 29 by Bellwood Police Department officers in connection with a carjacking that happened earlier that day in Aurora, according to multiple media reports.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Bellwood Oct. 8 After Colliding With Pace Bus

Sunday, October 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A Forest Park man was killed after colliding with a Pace bus last Sunday night at around 7:29 p.m., according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The accident happened at Mannheim and Frontage.

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Man Arrested After Leading Bellwood Police on Car Chase After Oct. 7 Shooting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

On Oct. 7, Bellwood police arrested a man who allegedly led them on a chase during a shooting investigation, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The man eventually crashed on the I-290 Mannheim Road eastbound ramp.

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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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Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell Profiles 106-year-old ‘Regal’ Maywood Woman

Thursday, August 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, Susie Lewis, 106, of Maywood, almost looks too good to be true.

When Mitchell, a former Maywood resident herself, visited the Maywood home where Lewis has lived for half a century, the columnist encountered a woman whose face “is virtually untouched by the two scourges of time: wrinkles and sag” and who “has the peaceful look of a contented child.”

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

Greg SalviFriday, 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 this month, the feds say they also caught Salvi bragging about stealing power tools from the department, and about helping a drug trafficker’s associate walk away from a drug deal without paying,” the Sun-Times reports.

“Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Otlewski made the allegations in a memo this week that asks U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to put Salvi away for 14 years.”

The Sun-Times reports that Otlewski said that “Salvi bragged about selling drugs stolen from the police department before. And he alleged Salvi told a federal informant he conducted a fake arrest to help the associate of a marijuana trafficker get out of a drug deal without paying.”

Read the full report here. VFP

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