Tag: John Fountain

Bishop George Hagler, Prominent Bellwood Religious Leader, Dies At 97

Thursday, March 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bishop George Hagler, second from left, receives an honor from Bellwood and county officials during a ceremony last month. | Courtesy Village of Bellwood 

Bishop George Hagler, a prominent Bellwood religious leader, has died. He was 97 years old. Hagler’s death was announced on Facebook early today by numerous Bellwood civic and village leaders.

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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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