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Melrose Park Cubs Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday At Wrigley Field

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Santo Grimaldi, who celebrated his 100th birthday at Wrigley Field on Friday, speaks to WGN reporter Erin Ivory. | John Saccomanno/Facebook 

Santo Grimaldi, a WWII veteran who lives in Melrose Park, walked slowly, but purposefully to his seat inside of Wrigley Field on April 13.

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8 Broadview Students Hospitalized for Asthma-like Symptoms on May 3

Lindop emergency.jpegMonday, May 8, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to a WGN News Channel 9 report, eight students who attend Lindop Elementary School, 2499 S. 18th Ave. in Broadview, were hospitalized after complaining to school officials about asthma-like symptoms:

“Police and fire departments responded to Lindop Elementary School, 2400 18th Ave., at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

“The students were taken to the hospital and released to their parents.

“Authorities say air quality tests were taken and no issues were found.

No other students or staff have reported being sick. School has since resumed.”

The report also published a letter from Lindop Supt. Dr. Janiece Jackson was posted to the school’s website:

I write with information regarding events that occurred this morning at the District.  First and foremost, please know that students and staff are safe and there is no ongoing health concern.  Earlier this morning, the District learned that a handful of students in one class felt ill.  Because of student confidentiality, that is all I am able to share at this time.  The District took swift and immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of the student body by contacting emergency services.  The Broadview Police and Fire Department arrived at the District and after investigating the matter, and conducting an air quality test, determined that the incident was not related to an environmental issue, and had no concerns with the District’s facilities.

No additional students and no staff have reported feeling ill.  The District is continuing with normal operations for the remainder of the day.  I will keep you informed of any developments.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank You

Dr. Janiece Jackson

Lindop Superintendent

WGN: Woman Found Dead After Bellwood House Fire

Annie Lee Cooley.jpgWednesday, June 22, 2016 || Originally Published: WGN TV || By WGN Web Desk and Tonya Francisco 

BELLWOOD, Ill. — A woman was found dead after a house fire in west suburban Bellwood.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at 3321 Wilcox, possibly in a back bedroom.

Officials say Annie Lee Cooley, who was in her late 80s, died in the fire.

Several others in the home at the time managed to make it out and call 9-1-1.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. VFP

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