Opinion: An Aldi on the Brink of Closing, Maywood IL a Village on Edge

Friday, December 16, 2016 || Rev. Dr. Regi Ratliff || OPINION || @maywoodnews By now, most of you are aware that the Aldi grocery store in Maywood will close its doors for good. The thought that my hometown will become a food dessert is painful. It is perplexing to believe that a western suburb of […]

Legitimate opinion. I have to note, however, that covering Maywood for Crain’s Chicago Business in late ’70s, I chronicled the village’s economic malaise — stores moving out, trials of longstanding hardware store, for instance, later to move out. So trouble, trouble indeed. Can’t argue with it.

via Opinion: An Aldi on the Brink of Closing, A Village on Edge — The Village Free Press

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  • My Maywood  On December 20, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    The below is my personal thoughts concerning Aldi’s closing…

                         MY MAYWOOD CAMPAIGN OFFICE, 9 N 5TH AVENUE, Maywood, Illinois. 

    On this past Saturday, December 17th, the My Maywood Party announced intent to run in the upcoming April 4th, 2017 election. 
    My Maywood Campaign Theme:    Positive Change

    A crises on multiple levels exists within the Community of Maywood. Some of the issues of 
    dire concern are economic development and the hurting economy, with regard to
    joblessness, Aldi’s and Seaway Bank closing, and food and nutrition deprivation. 

    The My Maywood Team proposes positive change.

    To develop a thriving business district, we currently have investors under the leadership of the My Maywood Campaign Party, developing a proposal in which there will be a surplus of generated revenue benefiting the community of Maywood at large, as well as generating annual
    rebate checks for residents.

    We will focus on infrastructure, rebuilding roads and alleys. We will focus on making neighborhoods safe by instituting community policing and bringing back officer friendly patrolling. 

    Housing assist programs for senior citizens and veterans.

    Finally, we are proposing to provide dedicated resources and programs for Youth Development. We will work in partnership with our FCC local school system.

    On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, for positive change, please vote My Maywood. Website: http://www.mymaywood.com
    Dr. Mary May Larry

    Meet Your Candidates Dr. Mary “May” Larry – Village Mayor, Viola Mims – Village Clerk, Marcuis Scaggs – Village Trustee, Tanya Butler – Village Trustee, Sammie B Rogers Jr -Village Trustee.


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