Melrose Park and Bellwood were recently listed as plaintiffs with about a dozen other municipalities in a lawsuit against more than 20 pharmaceutical companies and their subsidiaries, drug distribution companies and three doctors who formerly ran an alleged opioid “pill mill” out of a now-shuttered pain clinic in Riverside. Before that point, they’d operated in Melrose Park for many years.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: International trucks, a brand of Navistar. | Callie Lipkin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Navistar, the international truck and engine corporation based in Lisle, announced last August that it would stop producing engines at its Melrose Park location. Back then, company officials estimated that the move meant that 170 employees would be laid off.
Monday, April 2, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The former Jewel-Osco complex that will soon become a U-Haul contemporary storage facility in Melrose Park. | Courtesy U-Haul
U-Haul is planning to open 1,300 contemporary self-storage units inside of the former Jewel-Osco corporate offices at 1975 W. North Ave. The moving equipment and storage rental company acquired the two-building complex on Feb. 16, according to a statement the company released on March 16.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A screenshot of a Facebook video showing a fire in Melrose Park. | Facebook
Firefighters worked to extinguish a one-alarm fire that broke out at 915 N. 19th Ave. in Melrose Park at around 2:40 p.m. on March 24, according to emergency dispatch records.
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.”
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.
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.