Tag: Melrose Park

Feder: Melrose Park Native To Join ‘Good Day Chicago’ As Traffic Reporter

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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Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water

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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Melrose Park Bank Robbed Dec. 11

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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Melrose Park Store Is Among Top Sellers of ‘Crime Guns’ in Chicago Area

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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Broadview Taking Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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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Taking Cue from State, Melrose Park Passes Trust Code

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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