Monday, February 5, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Michelle Alegria, who grew up in Melrose Park. | Michelle Alegria
Chicago media reporter Robert Feder reported on Jan. 29 that a Melrose Park native will join Fox’s WFLD-Channel 32 as a traffic reporter for “Good Day Chicago.”
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio
Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.
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Sunday, December 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Earlier this month, Moody’s Investor Service, the credit rating company, announced that it had downgraded by a notch a series of outstanding bonds issued by the village of Melrose Park.
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Monday, December 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A suspect in a Dec. 11 bank robbery that took place at a Fifth Third in Melrose Park. | FBI
A Fifth Third bank, located at 2501 North Ave. in Melrose Park, was robbed on Dec. 11, at around 9:10 a.m., according to an FBI alert. The robbery was a non-takeover.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Suburban Sporting Goods in Melrose Park, which is among the top 10 dealers of “crime guns” in the Chicago area. | Google Earth
During last month’s Taste of Melrose Park, police in that village sold $10 raffle tickets for the chance to win a semiautomatic rifle alongside $3 artichoke casserole. The police, who also raffled off a handgun, said that the raffle was a fundraiser for their union, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report released at the time.
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Wednesday, August 30 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature image: Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise. | Wikipedia
The Broadview Fire Department will be taking donations for Hurricane Harvey victims from now until Friday, and perhaps later, according to village officials.
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Friday, August 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Feature photo: Proponents of a Melrose Park welcoming ordinance during a village board meeting in February.
Last month, the Melrose Park village council unanimously approved an ordinance called the Trust Code, which mirrors Senate Bill 31 — also called the Illinois Trust Act — that Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign on Aug. 28.
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